On May 1, the National Association of Medicaid Directors (NAMD) released the second paper in its Working Paper Series, entitled “Advancing Medicare and Medicaid Integration: An Update on Improving State Access to Medicare Data.”
The paper makes three overarching requests NAMD says will improve states’ ongoing access to sources of Medicare data:
- To continue working with CMS to streamline current processes;
- To receive additional technical assistance and training in order to maximize the utility and application of data; and
- To provide access to additional Medicare data sets to facilitate care coordination and improve the quality of care.