About THE State Data Resource Center

The State Data Resource Center (SDRC) website was established to facilitate state access to, and use of, Medicare data for Medicare-Medicaid care coordination and program integrity.

In 2011, The Centers of Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) developed the State Data Resource Center (SDRC) to provide states with support, assistance and guidance on how to request, access, and use the Medicare data provided by CMS, to support their dually eligible beneficiaries. The SDRC team consists of data experts, who provide states with information and resources to help support their use of Medicare data for Medicare-Medicaid care coordination and program integrity purposes.

Through the SDRC project, state requestors have access to technical advisers who can:

  • Provide guidance on how to address limitations in CMS data—including assisting requestors who may or may not be familiar with the data available at CMS and on their use.
  • Describe Medicare data and comment on applicability to the proposed use for Medicare-Medicaid care coordination and program integrity efforts.
  • Assist with the process of obtaining Medicare data from CMS, including gaining an approved Data Request and Attestation (DRA) or DRA Custodian Form.
  • Advise states on ways of linking databases and creating analytic databases.
  • Help states determine how to use available data, based on state priorities for Medicare-Medicare coordination and program integrity.

These technical advisors are provided by Econometrica, Inc., and Acumen, LLC.

Meet the SDRC Team

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Baltimore, MD

CMS is a federal agency within the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that administers the Medicare program and works in partnership with state governments to administer Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and health insurance portability standards.

Econometrica Inc.

Bethesda, MD

Econometrica, Inc. is a mission-driven research and management organization providing innovative and scientifically based solutions to transform healthcare and improve care delivery and patient outcomes.

Acumen LLC

Burlingame, CA

Acumen, LLC conducts policy research in support of federal, state, and local health care and social policy programs. We leverage our vast data resources to improve information available to policymakers on topics such as drug and vaccine safety; health insurance markets; value-based purchasing; and health care fraud.

What we do

For the State Data Resource Center (SDRC) project, Econometrica, Inc., and Acumen, LLC work closely with CMS to help states learn about Medicare data, their formats, and their limitations. To this end, the SDRC Team offers state Medicaid agencies:

  • Support requesting certain Medicare data, including eligibility and enrollment data, Medicare Parts A and B claims and Part D event data, and assessments data including MDS, OASIS, Swing Bed, and IRF-PAI.
  • Assistance understanding the formats and idiosyncrasies of Medicare data.
  • Periodic webinars on various aspects of the State Data Resource project—from the type of data to request to methods of linking Medicare and Medicaid databases.

To learn more about these support services, contact the SDRC Team by phone at (877) 657-9889 or email at SDRC@EconometricaInc.com.

Additional information on coordinating care for dually eligible beneficiaries can be found on the About Care Coordination for Dually Eligible Beneficiaries page.

About Care Coordination

More information about CMS support of state program integrity activities can be found on the About Program Integrity page.

About Program Integrity