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Accession Number PB2014-100418
Title MAX and NCHS Survey Linkage, 1999-2009.
Publication Date Dec 2012
Media Count 43p
Personal Author J. Sykes K. Hourihan
Abstract The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have joined with the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), the Social Security Administration (SSA), and the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to support new comparative effectiveness research (CER) initiatives. One goal of this partnership is to link existing CMS administrative data files with national health-survey data collected by NCHS. There are many advantages to linking health care administrative data with health-survey data. Medicaid administrative files, for example, contain a wealth of demographic, service-use, and payment information for Medicaid enrollees, but are not a good source for health-outcome variables or for overall descriptions of a person's health. Administrative claims files often contain diagnosis codes but only when they are associated with and recorded with the receipt of a particular medical service. Information about the progress of the disease or injury after receipt of service is usually not available from administrative data. In addition, administrative data typically does not contain information about health conditions or health-related behaviors for which an individual does not receive services. In contrast, survey data, such as those collected by NCHS, are a rich source of information about an individual's health status, behaviors, and outcomes. Some surveys, such as the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), include data from physical examinations conducted by physicians as well as blood test results and dietary-intake records. Many surveys provide information about health-risk factors such as tobacco and alcohol use, quantities and types of physical activity, sexual practices, and other behaviors that contribute to a person's health.
Keywords Access
Administrative procedures
Data collection
Data file
Information systems
Medicaid Analytic eXtract(MAX)
Medical services
National Center for Health Statistics(NCHS)

Source Agency Health Care Financing Administration Policy Planning Researc
NTIS Subject Category 44K - Health Services
44T - Data & Information Systems
44C - Community & Population Characteristics
70 - Administration & Management
Corporate Author Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., Washington, DC.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Final rept.
NTIS Issue Number 1401
Contract Number HHSM-500-2005-00025I

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