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Focused Studies

On an annual basis, the Department collaborates with its contracted managed care organizations (MCOs), prepaid inpatient health plans (PIHPs) and the external quality review organization, Health Service Advisory Group, Inc. (HSAG), to examine a specific aspect of health care for a defined point in time. The intended purpose of these studies is to identify opportunities and meaningful interventions that will promote quality care. These projects are usually based on information extracted from medical records or MCO/PHP administrative data such as enrollment files and encounter/claims data.


2011 BHI Focused Study Abstract

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2010 DH Focused Study Report   


2010 BHI Focused Study Report  

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2009 BHI Focused Study Report 

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2008 Adolescent Well-Care Study 


2008 Utilization of Services for Members Diagnosed with a Serious Mental Illness  



Interventions are developed based on recommendations from the Focused Studies. The intervention audience includes Medicaid members and providers. Most interventions are available in English and Spanish.


2013 Health Messaging


2010 Postpartum Depression Screening  


2008 Prenatal and Postpartum