About the project
The Wisconsin Chronic Disease Quality Improvement Project (CDQIP) is a collaboration between Wisconsin Health Plans and the Department of Health Services' Chronic Disease Prevention Program. We aim to:
- Evaluate and report on the quality of chronic disease prevention and care.
- Share information, population-based strategies, evidence-based approaches and best practices.
- Collaborate to prevent chronic disease and improve care through quality improvement initiatives.
Our project was established in 1998 with an initial focus on diabetes. Over the years, our scope expanded to include other chronic diseases and risk factors.
Annual HEDIS® report
CDQIP evaluates the quality of chronic disease prevention and care in partnership with health plans using the Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS®) measure data each year. HEDIS® measures are developed by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). NCQA uses HEDIS® measures to accredit health plans and evaluate the quality of care. Using HEDIS® allows us to standardize data collection and directly compare performance across plans.
Health plan meetings
CDQIP convenes Wisconsin health plans quarterly to:
- Foster an honest dialogue about the unique power health plans have to accelerate the quality of care patients receive in the health care system.
- Encourage shared learning across health plans on internal processes for data disaggregation by subpopulation, and discuss shared standards across health plans to ensure data is comparable.
- Explore how health plans can pilot interventions that "flip the script" on quality interventions, and select pilot projects that multiple plans can collaboratively adopt and track.
- Promote peer-to-peer learning across health plans focused on best practices for quality improvement.
For more information on upcoming convenings or to get on our listserv, email the Department of Health Services' Chronic Disease Prevention Program.