Capitol Correspondence - 07.14.20

CMS to Hold August 5 Webinar on State Tools to Collect and Analyze Data

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Many of our state association members assist their states with data collection efforts, such as through surveys of their members, making this announcement by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) of potential interest:

“CMS’s Medicaid Innovation Accelerator Program (IAP) Data Analytics technical assistance team is hosting a national webinar on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 from 2:30–4:00 PM ET to demonstrate states’ efforts to use accessible analytic tools, such as Excel, Tableau®, R, and Python, to:

  1. Conduct data analytics with Medicaid and other relevant data, and
  2. Communicate analytic results to key stakeholders to inform Medicaid policy decisions.

During this webinar, state Medicaid staff from Oklahoma and Iowa will present detailed case studies focused on their use of identified tools as part of their Medicaid IAP Data Analytics technical assistance projects. This webinar is designed to encourage active participation with a portion of the webinar reserved for a facilitated question-and-answer (Q&A) session.

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