Strategies to Compare Access to Care Among Medicaid Beneficiaries Versus other Populations

Strategies to Compare Access to Care Among Medicaid Beneficiaries Versus other Populations

Medicaid Access Technical Assistance Brief 2
Published: Aug 01, 2018
Publisher: Princeton, NJ: Mathematica Policy Research
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Associated Project

Methods for Assuring Access to Covered Medicaid Services

Time frame: 2016–2019

Prepared for:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services

Authors

Joe Zickafoose

This brief presents statistical methods that staff in state Medicaid agencies could use to assess how well their Medicaid program is meeting the goal of access to care for Medicaid beneficiaries that is comparable to that for populations with other sources of coverage. The brief discusses the advantages and challenges of different methods and provides examples of the potential application of the methods within the context of monitoring access for Medicaid enrollees.

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