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VIReC CMS Data Miniseries

Using Medicaid Data in VA Research

by Patrick O'Mahen, PhD ; Kristin de Groot, MPH
Seminar date: 1/9/2024

Description: This cyberseminar will provide an overview of the Medicaid data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that are available for use in VA. The presentation will include a brief overview of the Medicaid program, Veterans' enrollment in Medicaid and their healthcare utilization paid by Medicaid, types of Medicaid data, and important information to know when using Medicaid data for VA research. Lastly, a research example using VA and Medicaid data together will be presented.

• Provide an overview of Medicaid data and how it can be used to assess Veterans' health services use outside VA
• Discuss the benefits and limitations of using Medicaid data
• Provide guidance on which Medicaid data may be most beneficial based on specific research objectives or cohorts
• Explain how to access and where to find support for working with Medicaid data

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