Policy Brief: States To Benefit From Upgrades to Medicaid IT Systems

Many states could benefit from upgrading their IT systems for Medicaid enrollment and eligibility, according to a policy brief by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Maximizing Enrollment project, Government Health IT reports.

The brief was authored by researchers from Mathematica Policy Research and the National Academy for State Health Policy.

In the brief, researchers wrote that many state Medicaid programs have "complicated, cluttered coding techniques that may not produce reliable information."

The brief noted that new documentation and coding systems could help states:

  • Improve their metrics for measuring outreach and communication to Medicaid beneficiaries; and
  • Track Medicaid enrollment trends (Brino, Government Health IT, 11/1).

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