Methods to Identify Changes in Access Among Medicaid Beneficiaries

Methods to Identify Changes in Access Among Medicaid Beneficiaries

Medicaid Access Technical Assistance Brief 1
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

Risa Nakajima

Joe Zickafoose

Allison Dodd

This brief presents methods that state Medicaid agencies can use to assess changes in access as part of their AMRPs. Some of the methods are derived from quality improvement, and others are more traditional statistical methods. The brief discusses the advantages and challenges of these methods and provides examples of how they might be applied in the context of monitoring access for Medicaid beneficiaries.

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