Draft Medicaid Access Tool

Draft Medicaid Access Tool

Published: Nov 01, 2018
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


Bridget Bernick

We created a draft Medicaid Access Tool in Microsoft Access. The tool allows states to report data related to monitoring access and potentially could be used to create an AMRP. The tool contains 10 templates that contain both core and additional measures. The completion of all core measures can be thought of as sufficiently monitoring access. The additional measures have more information so access can be monitored in more detail. The draft tool allows users to generate reports that track progress as they complete the templates, summarize the information they have entered, and generate a summary report of the data entered. States can generate reports, then export and print them. A finalized version of the tool is under development and will be published when ready.

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