Performance-based contracting in residential care and treatment: Driving policy and practice change through public-private partnership in Illinois

Kathleen A. Kearney, Erwin McEwen, Brice Bloom-Ellis, Neil Jordan

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Abstract

The National Quality Improvement Center on the Privatization of Child Welfare Services selected Illinois as a demonstration site in 2007 to evaluate performance-based contracting in residential treatment services. This article discusses the first two years of project implementation including developing residential treatment performance indicators, adjusting those indicators for risk at the provider level, and setting agency-specific benchmarks, as well as the project's fiscal foundation and related systemic improvements to support policy and practice change resulting from this initiative.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)39-55
Number of pages17
JournalChild Welfare
Volume89
Issue number2
StatePublished - Sep 2 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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