Performance Contracting

TOP and Performance Contracting

Public agencies spend significant resources on services for kids in the child welfare system, without having a clear picture of the impact on children and families that result from those expenditures. TOP data tells us which kids are getting better and which are getting worse. And, by aggregating the risk-adjusted outcome of all the kids in care, we can determine which providers and services are effective — and which are not.

This powerful new information enables better performance contracting for public administrators:
• Use real outcomes data in performance contracting
• Demonstrate value for dollars spent
• Ensure the agency pays for services that work

More than just measuring provider performance, TOP can help drive improvement:
• Deliver empirically supported quality improvement roadmaps to providers
• Identify gaps in services
• Contract for services the agency needs
• Match children’s needs with providers’ strengths