Press Release: CMS Takes Historic Steps to Increase Public Access to Medicaid and CHIP Data

“Today the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released for the first time its research-ready Transformed Medicaid Statistical Information System (T-MSIS) data, a robust and evolving collection of Medicaid and CHIP data files. Today’s historic data release is a milestone in CMS’s continued commitment to promoting transparency and accountability in the Medicaid program. It is also part of our MyHealthEData initiative to unleash data into the public domain 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…”

“Today’s release reverses years of a lack of access to Medicaid and CHIP data. These data provide key information, including information on utilization and spending under Medicaid managed care, and are needed to enable research and analysis to improve quality of care, assess beneficiary care costs, and enrollment and improve program integrity. Ongoing availability of T-MSIS data is essential to allow monitoring and oversight of Medicaid and CHIP programs, to enable evaluation of demonstrations under section 1115 of the Social Security Act, and to calculate quality measures and other metrics…” Read the full press release here.

Source: CMS Takes Historic Steps to Increase Public Access to Medicaid and CHIP Data – November 7, 2019. CMS.

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