Encounter Data Toolkit

Encounter Data Toolkit

Published: Nov 30, 2013
Publisher: Washington, DC: Mathematica Policy Research
Associated Project

Medicaid and CHIP Managed Care: Tools and Technical Assistance to Support Federal and State Oversight

Time frame: 2012-2023

Prepared for:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Division of Managed Care Policy


This toolkit provides a practical guide to collecting, validating, and reporting Medicaid managed care encounter data. It is designed as a step-by-step guide for state Medicaid staff responsible for managing the daily operations involved in encounter data, as well as for senior managers and policymakers who oversee this function. It contains case studies, checklists, and links to resources that provide helpful tips and tools.

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