Through an environmental scan and expert panel meeting, this project assessed how access to care experienced by Medicaid beneficiaries can be assessed through existing Department information collections and the strengths and limitations of these existing data sources.
Researchers arrayed access indicators across the dimensions of consumer perceptions, provider reports, and realized access. The study identified four existing data sets: the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey and National Health Interview Survey for assessing consumer perceptions, the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey for provider reports and the Medicaid Statistical Information System to measure utilization.
Report Title: Recommendations for Monitoring Access to Care among Medicaid Beneficiaries at the State-level
Agency Sponsor: OASPE, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation
Federal Contact: Caroline Taplin, 202-690-7906
Record ID: 9641 (February 28, 2013)