CAMRI: Studying Recipients of LTSS – Medicaid and Medicare Claims and Data in California


In this brief, the California Medicaid Research Institute documents its process to acquire and link all the data sources necessary to evaluate long-term care services utilization, costs, and outcomes in California. This provides useful information about how data currently flows in the state and how system transformation can be supported.

Date Updated: 11/16/2011

A new body of research will be needed to help federal and state policy makers identify methods for improving the quality and efficiency of care for individuals with long-term services and supports (LTSS) needs enrolled in Medicaid only and in both Medicaid and Medicare for dual eligibles. Such research can benefit from Medicaid’s and Medicare’s administrative data to evaluate services provided to individuals by need and along the entire care continuum. To be useful to policymakers, research must be comprehensive, scientifically valid, and timely…

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