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State Data Resource Center

State Data Resource Center

A new resource, the State Data Resource Center is now available to assist State Medicaid Agencies obtain and use Medicare data for care coordination of Medicare-Medicaid enrollees (i.e., individuals enrolled in both Medicare and Medicaid).  CMS recently awarded a contract to Acumen, LLC, to lead the State Data Resource Center.  

The State Data Resource Center will provide information on the data available to States for care coordination and the guidelines for requesting and using that data.  In addition, the State Data Resource Center provides State Medicaid Agency staff direct access to Medicare data experts, who can assist with using the data as part of those Agencies’ care coordination activities.  States Medicaid Agencies can access this resource through the State Data Resource Center website and through a team of Medicare data experts.

Website

The State Data Resource Center (SDRC) established a website: www.statedataresourcecenter.com, that houses a range of information on the Medicare data available to Agencies, the no-fee process for requesting that data, frequently asked questions about the data, the request process, and use restrictions.

Medicare Data Experts

The SDRC has also established and made available to State Agencies a team of Medicare data experts, who can advise Agencies on how to:

  • Understand Medicare data and its applicability to an Agency’s proposed intended use for care coordination;
  • Obtain Medicare data from CMS, including gaining an approved Data Use Agreement or addenda;
  • Link databases and creating analytic databases;
  • Address anomalies within CMS data—including assisting Agencies who may or may not be familiar with the data available at CMS and its use; and
  • Use available data, based on an Agency’s priorities for care coordination.

Please note - if you have questions regarding a bill you have received, applying for Medicaid, how to obtain assistance with your health care costs, or billing a beneficiary, please visit:  

http://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Medicare-General-Information/MedicareGenInfo/index.html.    

More Information

Assistance through the State Data Resource Center (SDRC) is currently available.  States interested in receiving assistance may visit the SDRC Website at www.statedataresourcecenter.com.