The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) has released a draft of its Comprehensive Quality Strategy (CQS) report, addressing the department’s quality improvement infrastructure and highlighting its coordinated delivery system reform efforts. Comments are due by Dec.23.
The report combines two quality reports last updated in 2018: the Medi-Cal Managed Care Quality Strategy Report and the DHCS Strategy for Quality Improvement in Health Care Report. It outlines DHCS’ process for developing a strategy to address beneficiaries’ quality of care, defines measurable goals, and tracks improvement. It covers all Medi-Cal managed care delivery systems, including Medical managed care health plans, county mental health plans, Drug Medi-Cal Organized Delivery Systems, dental managed care plans, and other non-managed care departmental programs.
Comments should be submitted to DHCS. DHCS plans to submit a final version of the report to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services early next year.