EHR Intelligence: CMS Releases Medicaid Data to Boost Medical Research, Care Quality

“The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) increased public access to Medicaid and CHIP data through the release of Transformed Medicaid Statistical Information System (T-MSIS) data…”

“This comes as part of the MyHealthEData initiative, unveiled in March 2018, which aims to reveal data to the public to promote data-driven solutions, help ensure sound program performance, support improvement, and identify and prevent fraud, waste and abuse in the Medicaid and CHIP programs.”

“The release of the T-MSIS data will allow medical providers and researchers to analyze data and identify what states and the federal government are paying for Medicaid and CHIP services.”

“T-MSIS includes information on utilization and spending under Medicaid managed care that can enable research and analysis to improve quality of care, assess beneficiary care costs and enrollment, and to improve program integrity.”

“And, ultimately, it should help industry leaders and providers to make better decisions about patient care and population health…” Read the full article here.

Source: CMS Releases Medicaid Data to Boost Medical Research, Care Quality – By Christopher Jason, November 7, 2019. EHR Intelligence.



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