The Next Generation of Data Linkage Projects: Priority Areas for SNACC under the ACA
In this brief, SHARE grantee Mike O'Grady (NORC, University of Chicago) details the process of linking data sets, gives an overview of data linkage projects that have been undertaken to date, and considers the potential linkages that would be both relevant and useful in a post-reform environment. Based on information gathered from interviews with key stakeholders both inside and outside of government, Dr. O'Grady points to several key areas where linked data sets could be beneficial going forward, including the design and implementation of the ACA's health benefit exchanges, comprehension of the complex intersection of Medicare and Medicaid, and reform of the Medicare payment system.
This brief is the first in a three-part series, "The Next Generation of Data Linkage Projects. The accompanying briefs are "Strategies for Leveraging SNACC Data for Policy and Evaluation: Barriers and challenges to Linked Data Sets" and "Strategies for Leveraging SNACC Data for Policy and Evaluation: Sustainability of Data Linkage Projects and Coalitions of Interest."
- SNACCDataLinkageBrief_1of3.pdf (PDF/808.58 KB)