Quality Improvement Program
CHP Quality Improvement (QI) Program provides a formal process to objectively and systematically monitor and evaluate the quality, appropriateness, efficiency, safety, and effectiveness of care and service for CHP plan members. The program also sets forth a structured approach for conducting delegation oversight and monitoring compliance with State of Missouri and Federal Marketplace requirements. The program focuses on identifying and implementing opportunities for improving operational processes as well as health outcomes and satisfaction of members and practitioners/providers.
Quality Improvement Program information and activities are shared regularly with CHP employees, members, and providers through blogs, website posting, flyers, and other forms of communication as needed. You can find detailed information within the full program document located here on our website, blog, and/or through your personal member portal.
- Annual Quality Improvement Evaluation 2019
- Quality Improvement Initiative Behavioral Health
- Quality Improvement Initiative PCP Access
Medical Management Program
The CHP Medical Management Program is designed to partner with members to help them improve their health while utilizing appropriate medical services at the lowest cost. CHP and CoxHealth provide members with the knowledge and information needed to make informed care decisions that will maximize plan benefits and ultimately result in higher level of quality. The program allows the combining of medical claims, pharmacy claims, health records and enrollment data with the health system’s clinical resources, creating a comprehensive approach to identification, outreach and targeted care for our members. Unlike other standard medical management programs that only use claims data, our program integrates and coordinates all health system resources for our members. All CHP members are eligible for medical management.
Medical Management Program information and activities are shared regularly with CHP employees, members, and providers through blog, website posting, flyers, and other forms of communication as needed. You can find detailed information within the full program document located here on our website, blog, and/or through your personal member portal.
Risk Management Program
The purpose of CHP’s risk management program is to protect members, staff members and visitors from inadvertent injury. It is designed to provide guidance and structure for the organization’s clinical and business services that drive quality member care while fostering a safe environment. The focus of the risk management program is to provide an ongoing, comprehensive, and systematic approach to reducing risk exposures. Risk management activities include identifying, investigating, analyzing, and evaluating risks, followed by selecting and implementing the most appropriate methods for correcting, reducing, managing, and/or eliminating them.
Risk Management Program information and activities are shared regularly with CHP employees, members, and providers through blog, website posting, flyers, and other forms of communication as needed. You can find detailed information within the full program document located here on our website, blog, and/or through your personal member portal.
Your satisfaction is so important to us at CHP! Each year we will have a Member Satisfaction Survey to gauge our level of meeting member needs and finding out where pain points exist. More information will be posted in the blog for details near the survey time. After the survey is complete, CHP will share the results internally with the healthplan team and externally with our members. You can find that information by logging in to your personal member portal.
CHP wants to make behavioral health care easy and convenient for members to access. Through setting standards to care and using Integrated Behavioral Health in some CoxHealth clinics, we are knocking down barriers and opening avenues for our members to receive the care they need.
· Behavioral Health Access Standards
- Routine care within 10 business days
- Urgent care within 48 hours
- Non-life-threatening emergency care within 6 hours
- Life-threatening emergency care 24 hours/7 days per week
· CoxHealth Integrated Behavioral Health
Follow the link below to learn more about this program and how it could benefit you.
Preventive Health Guidelines
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force A and B Recommendations under the Affordable Care Act
You can also view preventive service information for adults, women and children on HealthCare.gov at:
- Adults: https://www.healthcare.gov/preventive-care-adults/
- Women: https://www.healthcare.gov/preventive-care-women/
- Children: https://www.healthcare.gov/preventive-care-children/
Clinical Practice Guidelines
CHP expects our network providers to deliver excellent care and follow national standards in their practice.
Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes from the American Diabetes Association (ADA) - 2019
2014 Evidence-Based Guideline for the Management of High Blood Pressure in Adults, Report from the Panel Members Appointed to the Eighth Joint National Committee (JNC 8), American Medical Association (AMA)
- Kidney disease
National Kidney Foundation Guidelines and Commentaries – Evidence-based clinical practice guidelines for all stages of chronic kidney disease
Practical Approach to Detection and Management of Chronic Kidney Disease for the Primary Care Clinician, The American Journal of Medicine, Vol 129, No 2, February 2016
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, Expert Panel Report3: Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma, Full Report 2007
American College of Physicians (ACP) Diagnosis and Management of Stable Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: A Clinical Practice Guideline Update from the American College of Physicians, American College of Chest Physicians, American Thoracic Society and European Respiratory Society
- Depression Screening:
US Preventive Services Task Force: Depression in Adults: Screening
CHP encourages every member to complete an Advance Medical Directive. These forms offer peace of mind for your future medical care. You can find more information, including forms and directions, on the CoxHealth website at the link below.
Cox HealthPlans (CHP) strives to give members the best quality health plan and prioritize informing members about Committees, Projects, and Results of our activities.