State Data
Resource Center

Resources for States Integrating Medicare and Medicaid Data

The State Data Resource Center (SDRC) offers a range of data support services to state Medicaid agencies — from understanding the Medicare data request process to handling and using received data. As a part of these services, SDRC leads a series of project-related training webinars over the course of the year. For information about future webinars, please see Announcements and Webinars.

Recent Presentations

Medicare-Medicaid Data Integration (MMDI) What can the Master Beneficiary Summary File (MBSF) do for you? – Tuesday, June 5, 2018
The Medicare-Medicaid Data Integration (MMDI) team provided an introduction and overview of the Master Beneficiary Summary File (MBSF) segments and how they can be used in analyses. States can request segments of the MBSF data, which contain beneficiary level enrollment and demographic information for Medicare beneficiaries. This data can be useful in analytics focused on dual eligible beneficiaries, but states may not understand how MBSF data can be used to conduct analyses of their dual eligible population. This webinar provided a description of the contents of each segment of MBSF data, the strengths, limitations, and considerations for using this data, and examples of how the MMDI team has used this data in our dual eligible beneficiary analyses.

Public Data Files and the Dual-Eligible Population – Tuesday, May 1, 2018
The State Data Resource Center (SDRC) and its data experts explored how state Medicaid agencies can combine the free Public Use Files (PUFs) with other Medicare data types to initiate anti-fraud, waste, and abuse programs for their dual-eligible cohorts. By using the Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment data as a case study, SDRC's data experts illustrated how PUFs can be a positive compliment for program integrity analyses and activities.

Using Monthly Historic Parts A/B Data Webinar – Tuesday, March 20, 2018
SDRC provided an overview of Historic Parts A/B data and compared receiving Parts A/B data monthly to receiving data annually. All state Medicaid agencies can now request monthly Historic Parts A/B data. We also compared receiving Historic Parts A/B data monthly to receiving Parts A/B data daily and weekly through COBA [Coordination of Benefits Agreement]. The presentation included potential implications for state Medicaid agency care coordination and program integrity initiatives.

MMDI Medicare Database Staging Model (DSM) Overview – Tuesday, January 23, 2018
The Medicare-Medicaid Data Integration (MMDI) team provided an overview of the MMDI Medicare Database Staging Model (DSM), a tool designed to ease state burden when working with Medicare data. The MMDI Medicare DSM accomplishes this by assisting states with becoming familiar with the Medicare data and quickly/easily/effortlessly integrating it in their data environments. The MMDI Medicare DSM is available to states upon request. The MMDI Medicare DSM provides a set of pre-defined database tables that correlates to the Medicare data elements the states are eligible to request from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) via the State Data Resource Center (SDRC). Once materialized, the MMDI Medicare DSM is used as a holding area from which a state can then extract, transform, and load this data into intermediate tables for integration into their data environment.

Older Presentations

Webinar Titles Presentation Dates Non-SDRC Co-Hosts
Transition to the Data Request and Attestation (DRA) Process November 20, 2017 Medicare-Medicaid Coordination Office (MMCO)
Program Integrity: How States Can Utilize Medicare Data for Fraud, Waste, and Abuse Prevention Programs May 25, 2017 Center for Program Integrity (CPI)

California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS)

Available Medicare Data Through SDRC March 28, 2017
Washington State: Different Ways to Obtain Medicare Data and Achievements to Date February 1, 2017 Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS)
Putting Data to Work: Effecitve Utilization of Utilizing Historical Medicare Data November 30, 2016 South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)
Wisconsin Medicare Data August 16, 2016 Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS)
Arizona's Use of Medicare Data April 5, 2016 Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS)
Accountable Care Collaborative: Medicare-Medicaid Program: Using Medicare-Medicaid Data to Improve Care Coordination, Outcomes, & Cost of Care December 2, 2015 Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF)
Maintaining State Medicaid Agencies' Data Use Agreements (DUAs) — Most Frequently Asked Questions October 21, 2015
Minnesota's Administrative Alignment Demonstration: Using An Integrated Medicare/Medicaid Data for Care Coordination August 24, 2015 Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS)
CPI Approval of State Medicaid Agency Requests to Use Medicare Data for Program Integrity August 6, 2015 CPI
Provider Use Files — Public Use April 8, 2015
Medicare-Medicaid Linked Enrollee Analytic Data Source (MMLEADS) Public Use File (PUF) March 11, 2015
Using Chiapas Software with COBA Data February 11, 2015
Using Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Event (PDE) Data November 20, 2014
Using Medicare Data for Program Integrity and Care Coordination Activities September 25, 2014
Using Medicare & Medicare Data in the Connecticut Duals Demonstration Program August 27, 2014 Connecticut Department of Social Services (DSS)
Delivering Medicare Claims for Care Coordination July 24, 2014 Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS)
Using Medicare Parts A & B Historic Data July 9, 2014
Maintaining Your Data Use Agreement (DUA) May 15, 2014
Requesting and Using Assessments Data for Care Coordination February 20, 2014
California's Use of Medicare Data to Enhance Care Coordination September 26, 2013 California DHCS
Using Medicare Data for Care Coordination Activities July 22, 2013

For more information on attending webinars and other support services available to State Medicaid Agencies, please contact the SDRC Team by phone at (877)-657-9889 or by email at