Webinar: Data Analytics to Better Understand Medicaid Populations with Serious Mental Illness
The CMS Medicaid Innovation Accelerator Program (IAP) is launching a new data analytics technical support opportunity for state Medicaid agencies interested in using data to gain a better insight into their adult Medicaid populations with serious mental illness (SMI).
As state Medicaid agencies (SMAs) focus on delivery system reform, it has become clear that one of the populations with the highest costs and most complex needs are adults with SMI. Unfortunately, there is limited national and state specific data analyses related to the population with SMI which states can use for planning and decision-making. Through this collaborative learning opportunity, IAP will assist SMAs in executing state-specific analyses, using data analytic best practices to leverage Medicaid claims and encounters data, other state-level data, and potentially external data, to increase their understanding of their Medicaid population with SMI.
The selected SMI-DA cohort will be tailored to a group of ten selected SMAs who are able to demonstrate the executive support, staff capacity, and dedicated commitment in this learning collaborative. The goal will be to produce profiles of the individual state adult Medicaid beneficiaries with SMI which can serve as the basis for policy making, stakeholder engagement, and data-informed delivery system redesign.