Quality Assurance Reporting Requirements API : Beginning 2008
This featured Application Programming Interface (API) page serves as a reference for developers who are building tools that interact with the data on Health Data NY. The page provides examples on how to retrieve data from each of the fields within the dataset. A description of each field is also provided. This specific API page is for the Quality Assurance Reporting Requirements: Beginning 2008 dataset. As a way of monitoring managed care plan performance and improving the quality of care provided to New York State residents, the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) collects data for four types of managed care insurance (commercial HMO, commercial Preferred Provider Organization, Medicaid managed care, and Child Health Plus) on an annual basis. Not all measures are collected each year. Some services require more resource intensive methods of collection, and these measures are collected every other year to reduce the burden associated with reviewing patient records. Refer to the Health Measures Descriptions document to learn about the specific measures included in this dataset. Measure specification changes and health plan mergers and closures preclude the ability to trend this data over time. Please use caution when attempting to compare measures and/or health plans over time. For more information, check out http://www.health.ny.gov/health_care/managed_care/reports/quality_performance_improvement.htm, or go to the "About" tab. This data set is available at: https://health.data.ny.gov/Health/Quality-Assurance-Reporting-Requirements-Beginning/vbkk-tipq. For more information about the dataset, go to the dataset and look in the "About" section.