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. A description of Past Webinar Materials is also available.
Massachusetts' Medicare Data Integration Project: Review of Analytical Use Cases and Technical Work – August 19, 2019
Massachusetts presented on the MassHealth Medicare Data Integration Project, an agency-wide effort to integrate historical Medicare data with
Medicaid claims and encounters. The Medicare Data Integration Project sought to expand the analyses done with the commonwealth's dual-eligible
population by creating an integrated dataset available to analytical users. MassHealth provided an overview of approved Medicare data analytical use cases
as well as a deep dive into two specific use cases: the One Care Program and the Community Partners Program. Additionally, MassHealth provided a review
of the technical work that has gone into creating the integrated dataset.
Examples of How to Use the Master Beneficiary Summary File and Parts A and B Claims for Analysis – June 18, 2019
SDRC dissected the Master Beneficiary Summary File (MBSF) and Parts A and B claims and provided information on how you can use and
link certain variables to help better understand the dual eligible population. During this presentation, SDRC described
how to identify dual-eligibility, chronic conditions, readmission rates and geographic factors within the MBSF and Parts A and B
claims data. SDRC also covered how to use the Chronic Condition Warehouse (CCW) system for data analysis.
Using Medicare Data to Support Integrated Care for Dually Eligible Beneficiaries – May 21, 2019
The State Data Resource Center (SDRC) and the Integrated Care Resource Center (ICRC) were pleased to host a joint webinar on May 21, 2019. SDRC
provided a brief overview of who we are and the types of data files we provide, while ICRC described what Medicare data is publicly available and some simple tools that
states can use to begin to explore the data. The state of Massachusetts also presented on their data integration activities, successes using dual-eligible data, and
data use justifications. This webinar was intended for those who are either unfamiliar with SDRC or do not receive data from SDRC. Additionally, it may be helpful for individuals that
are new to your organization to become familiar with SDRC and ICRC, as well as an overview of how CMS data can be used to improve the care of dual-eligible beneficiaries.
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 SDRC@EconometricaInc.com.