States designing or expanding an integrated care program can learn more about their dually eligible populations to ensure that their programs contain the right elements to support beneficiaries’ needs.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and its Medicare-Medicaid Coordination Office (MMCO) publish aggregate data and statistical resources that provide information about dually eligible individuals in the United States. ICRC’s guide to using CMS data resources shows states how to analyze, interpret, and use this publicly available data.
For states ready to perform their own data analyses using administrative data, CMS’ State Data Resource Centerhas tools and resources, like webinars on how to link Medicare and Medicaid data. Medicaid’s Innovation Accelerator Program also has focused on using linked data to inform data-driven decision making.
- Data and Statistical Resources
CMS’ website provides links to data and other statistical resources about dually eligible individuals in the United States (CMS)
- How States Can Better Understand Their Dually Eligible Beneficiaries: A Guide to Using CMS Data Resources
This technical assistance tool shows states how to use data on Medicare-Medicaid dually eligible beneficiary demographics, service utilization, spending, and other characteristics to create tables, graphs, and figures and interpret their meaning for a wider audience of stakeholders. (ICRC, November 2018)
- Using Medicare Data to Support Integrated Care for Dually Eligible Beneficiaries
This webinar describes what Medicare and Medicaid data are publicly available and some simple tools that states can use to begin to explore these data. Staff from the State Data Resource Center describe no-cost technical assistance resources that can help states to access, analyze, and interpret Medicare data, and a MassHealth representative explains how Massachusetts is using integrated Medicare and Medicaid data, successes to date, and future plans for using these data. (ICRC, May 2019)