Jul, 01, 2024

Changes to the Child and Adult Core Measure Sets to Advance Equity

The Child and Adult Core Sets were established to measure the quality of care for Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program enrollees, nationally and at the state level, based on a uniform set of measures. Beginning in 2025, states will be required to report a subset of Child and Adult Core Set measures by race and ethnicity, sex, and geography. This expert perspective highlights the Core Set measures subject to stratification and describes how the Core Sets serve as a critical tool to monitor health disparities. By requiring data disaggregation for key populations of interest, policymakers, advocates and researchers will have a new tool to measure, monitor and inform policies and practices that focus on health equity.