Better Health through Data: Improved Collection of Demographic Data in Medicaid
SHADAC Deputy Director Elizabeth Lukanen served as an expert panelist for an Alliance for Health Policy briefing hosted by Arnold Ventures titled "Better Health through Data: Opportunities and Limitations of Health Data" which was held virtually on October 6, 2022. This event reviewed the importance and use of health data in addressing health disparities, the main barriers that persist in limitations to health data, and policy levers that can improve health data collection and utilization at the federal level including changes to data standards and systems, incentives and requirements, education and technical assistance, and regulation.
Elizabeth's presentation specifically focused on Medicaid Administrative Data and how SHADAC has been working to evaluate activities aimed at improving response rates and enhancing the quality of these data at the state level. She also highlights efforts by a few states – Oregon, New York, and Maryland – that have done a lot of work to fill gaps in their demographic data collection of Medicaid enrollees.
Visit the Alliance for Health Policy event page for further details, resources provided by the panelists, and a recording of this event.
Related resources supported by State Health and Value Strategies (SHVS):
- Issue Brief - Collection of Race, Ethnicity, Language (REL) Data in Medicaid Applications: A 50-state Review of the Current Landscape
- Issue Brief - Collection of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) Data: Considerations for Medicaid and Spotlight on Oregon
- Expert Perspective - Exploring Strategies to Fill Gaps in Medicaid Race, Ethnicity, and Language Data
- Expert Perspective - New York State of Health Pilot Yields Increased Race and Ethnicity Question Response Rates