Projects

Developing the Texas STARKids Medicaid Managed Care Assessment for Children with Complex and Chronic Health Care Needs (2014-2017).

McMaughan (PI). Texas State Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC)

Develop and test an assessment form (STARKids Core) for use with children (under 21) receiving Medicaid home care nursing services, community-based personal care services, and private duty nursing services in Texas.

Amount: $1.2 million
Role: Principle Investigator


Accelerating Change and Transformation in Organizations and Networks (ACTION) Task Order #25: Nursing Home Antibiotic Stewardship Tools and Guide (2013-2016).

McMaughan (PI). Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research (AHRQ)

Joined with AIR and the Texas QIO (TMF) to design and implement an intervention aimed at reducing antibiotic use in nursing homes. This project was funded for two and one-half years through AHRQ's ACTION Task Order Contract with AIR.

Amount: SRPH subcontract $206,000
Role: Primary Investigator for SRPH


Preventing/Managing C. diff for Nursing Home Residents, Admissions & Discharges (2010-2013).

Phillips (PI). Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research (AHRQ)

Developing and evaluating a communication tool that includes information on health care associated infections and will be used as frail elderly are transferred from care setting to care setting. It also includes the development of practice guidelines for the management of C. Difficile outbreaks in nursing homes.

Amount: $1,378,000
Role: Co-investigator


Developing a Nursing Care Assessment Form for Children in the Medicaid EPSDT Program in Texas (2010-2012).

Phillips (PI). Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC)

Develop and test a Nursing Care Assessment Form (NCAF) for use with children (under 21) receiving Medicaid home care nursing services in Texas.

Amount: $776,000
Role: Co-investigator


Developing a Comprehensive Assessment Form for Children Using Medicaid Personal Care Services (2007-2010).

Phillips (PI). Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC)

Developed and tested a Personal Care Assessment Tool (PCAF) for use with children (under 21) receiving Medicaid home care services in Texas. The PCAF has been implemented for assessing all children with special health care needs applying for Medicaid Personal Care Services. The research team is developing a model for allocating care resources among the recipients of these services and will evaluate their Medicaid usage.

Amount: $1,375,000
Role: Co-investigator


Accelerating Change and Transformation in Organizations and Networks (ACTION) Task Order #15: Standardizing Antibiotic Use in Long-Term Care Settings (SAUL)v(2009-2011).

Phillips (PI). Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research (AHRQ) Joined with AIR and the Texas QIO (TMF) to design and implement an intervention aimed at reducing antibiotic use in nursing homes. This project was funded for two and one-half years through AHRQ's ACTION Task Order Contract with AIR.

Amount: SRPH subcontract $386,000
Role: Co-investigator