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Data

ASPE uses and produces data as key components of its work. ASPE studies and assesses data and how it is captured, managed, analyzed and protected, including the interplay of the sources, systems, standards for data that support policy, practice and research. 

ASPE also co-chairs the HHS Data Council, which is the principal internal advisory body to the Secretary on health and human services data policy. The Council coordinates data policy activities in HHS, including the development and implementation of an HHS data strategy, and conducts research to improve long-term collection and use of HHS data. 

ASPE’s work involves many types of data produced by HHS and other governmental programs and other partners. For example: 

  • Through its Foundations for Evidence-Based Policies Act of 2018 (“Evidence Act”) and Data Council responsibilities, ASPE leads HHS efforts to improve the quality and accessibility of its data assets.
  • Through its investments under the aegis of the Office of the Secretary Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Trust Fund (OS-PCORTF), ASPE supports interoperability through such products as linked datasets involving mortality data, HL7 implementation guides in support of FHIR for research use of electronic health records, claims and other data, and natural language processing approaches.
  • Through the use of ASPE-developed supplemental data tables, ASPE has developed issue brief series examining options before and after the passage of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP).
  • Through its issue briefs such as this brief on Medicare Telehealth utilization trends, ASPE provides unique and timely data and analyses on important policy issues.
  • Pursuant to the Social Security Act, ASPE annually calculates and publishes the Federal Medical Assistance Percentage (FMAP), enhanced Federal Medicaid Assistance Percentage (e-FMAP), and disaster-recovery FMAP for all states, the District of Columbia, and territories. The FMAP is used to determine federal funding for Medicaid/CHIP, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Contingency Funds, and other public programs. The FY 2022 FMAP notice was published in the Federal Register on November 30, 2020.

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Core Components Approaches to Building Evidence of Program Effectiveness

August 24, 2020
Recent focus on evidence-based decision-making has led to multiple federal efforts to determine the evidence behind various programs, particularly those seeking federal funding.
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A Compendium of Administrative and Survey Data Resources in the Administration for Children and Families

April 23, 2020
This compendium is an effort to understand and document the data collected by ACF that is or could be used for evidence-building purposes. It includes summaries of twelve major ACF administrative data sources and seven surveys.

Leveraging ACF Administrative Data for Evidence and Research

April 23, 2020
This brief analyzes information on administrative data resources collected by the Administration for Children and Families (ACF). It explores how the data can be leveraged to improve evidence and research on ACF programs and beneficiaries. Key highlights include:

ASPE Evidence-Building Plan TA

February 6, 2020
The Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act of 2018 (Evidence Act) requires federal agencies to create an Evidence-Building plan, otherwise known as a learning agenda. The Evidence-Building Plan is an organization’s way to articulate priority questions and design an approach to developing evidence in support of those questions.

AI AN Data Capacity

February 6, 2020
National health surveillance instruments are intended to monitor important health issues and health status of all populations in the United States. Several population subgroups present with disparities in health conditions and health care. To effectively create programs and policies to address these issues requires accurate identification of key population subgroups.

Using Audit Log Data to Assess EHR Burden

February 6, 2020
Electronic health records (EHRs) have been widely adopted in the United States, but there is growing concern that they have unintentionally burdened clinicians, inhibiting their ability to deliver health care efficiently and effectively.

Analysis of State Efforts to Comply with Fair Labor Standards Act Protections to Home Care Workers

January 7, 2020
The purpose of this study is to describe and document changes states have made to their Medicaid or other publicly-funded consumer directed home care programs for seniors and individuals with disabilities to comply with the 2013 update to Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) regulations.

Addressing the Opioid Epidemic with Better Data: An Overview of HHS Priorities and Projects to Expand Data Capacity for Patient-Centered Outcomes Research on Opioids

October 30, 2019
This report builds on a workshop sponsored by ASPE, titled Addressing the Opioid Epidemic: Harnessing the Power of Data for Patient-Centered Research in December 2018, which showcased projects working to build the data infrastructure for patient-centered outcomes research around opioids.

To Big Data or Not: Determining the Use of Big Data

September 25, 2019
The purpose of this research project was to provide the Office of Science and Data Policy at ASPE with some informed observations concerning the use of new data sources and data management strategies in policy research, evaluation, and decision-making at the federal level. A secondary goal was to identify successful training models in data science for the federal workforce.

Needs Assessment Methodologies in Determining Treatment Capacity for Substance Use Disorders: Final Report

September 15, 2019
This project evaluated needs assessment methodologies for substance use disorder (SUD) treatment capacity, highlighting best practices and identifying gaps and opportunities for improvement.