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KidCare Evaluation

Contractor: University of Florida, ICHP

Agency Contract Number: MED197 (formerly MED147)

Current Contract Period: 7/3/2018 – 6/30/2021

The Vendor shall perform research and analysis to conduct an annual evaluation on the effectiveness and quality of children’s health insurance services, the demographics and characteristics of children and families who utilize those services, and an overall assessment of the operation of the Florida KidCare Program.  The evaluation shall include information regarding parents’ assessments of their children’s experiences with Florida KidCare and quality of care assessment using the core set of Children’s Health Care Quality Measures for Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), also referred to as the Child Core Set, unless otherwise directed by the Agency Contract Manager in writing.  The evaluation will also include an analysis of policy changes and enrollment trends, including application volume, retention, disenrollment, racial and ethnic disparities, and enrollee and family characteristics. The Vendor shall prepare and submit to the Agency an annual KidCare Program evaluation report.  Upon approval, the Agency will provide the report to the Governor, the House, and the Senate pursuant to section 409.8177, Florida Statutes (F.S.).

*Historical KidCare reports are available at the following web address:  http://ichp.ufl.edu/research/recent-reports/

Evaluation of KidCare Program

Project:  Florida KidCare Program Evaluation

Research Purpose: 

The Vendor shall prepare an annual evaluation report that will include parent-reported satisfaction and experiences with care, Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) measures, Agency-defined measures, Child Core Set performance measures, and application and enrollment data.  The annual evaluation report shall include analyses of measures calculated and reported by the Vendor at the plan level, statewide level, program level, and program component level. The Vendor shall calculate measures for statewide and program level data using program component level data obtained by the Agency or calculated by the Vendor as applicable.  Additionally, the Vendor shall report program component level measures obtained by the Agency and provided to the Vendor

Key Deliverables
Deliverable / Activity Name
Calendar year 2017
Florida KidCare Program Evaluation Final Report State Fiscal Year 2017-2018

Agency Contact: Maurice Patterson