About the State Data Resource Center (SDRC)

Who We Are

The State Data Resource Center (SDRC) website was established to facilitate state access to, and use of, Medicare data for Medicare-Medicaid care coordination and program integrity.

In 2011, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) developed the State Data Resource Center (SDRC) to provide states with support, assistance and guidance on how to request, access, and use the Medicare data provided by CMS, to support their dually eligible beneficiaries. The SDRC team consists of data experts, who provide states with information and resources to help support their use of Medicare data for Medicare-Medicaid care coordination and program integrity purposes.

Through the SDRC project, state requestors have access to technical advisers who can:

These technical advisors are provided by Dobson | DaVanzo & Associates, LLC and Acumen, LLC.

Meet the SDRC Team

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CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES

Baltimore, MD

CMS is a federal agency within the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that administers the Medicare program and works in partnership with state governments to administer Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and health insurance portability standards.

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DOBSON DAVANZO & ASSOCIATES, LLC

Vienna, VA

Dobson | DaVanzo & Associates, LLC is a health economics and policy consulting firm with longstanding experience in working with both publicly-available and proprietary claims and financial datasets. The firm has worked with CMS on multiple contracts for over a decade. The work of our principals has influenced many public policy decisions and appears in numerous instances in legislation and regulation. Our research helps payers and providers develop, implement, and evaluate equitable payment methodologies. Applying decades of experience and innovative research techniques, our rigorous and objective analyses make use of a variety of public and private-sector data sources.

ACUMEN LLC

Burlingame, CA

Acumen, LLC conducts policy research in support of federal, state, and local health care and social policy programs. We leverage our vast data resources to improve information available to policymakers on topics such as drug and vaccine safety; health insurance markets; value-based purchasing; and health care fraud.

What We Do

For the State Data Resource Center (SDRC) project, Dobson | Davanzo & Associates, LLC and Acumen, LLC work closely with CMS to help states learn about Medicare data, their formats, and their limitations. To this end, the SDRC Team offers state Medicaid agencies:

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Support requesting certain Medicare data, including eligibility and enrollment data, Medicare Parts A and B claims and Part D event data, and assessments data including MDS, OASIS, Swing Bed, and IRF-PAI.

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Assistance understanding the formats and idiosyncrasies of Medicare data.

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Periodic webinars on various aspects of the State Data Resource project—from the type of data to request to methods of linking Medicare and Medicaid databases.

To learn more about these support services, contact the SDRC Team by phone at (888) 805-5228 or email.

Additional Information

Coordinating Care For Dually Eligible Beneficiaries

Additional information on coordinating care for dually eligible beneficiaries can be found on the About Care Coordination for Dually Eligible Beneficiaries page.

Go to Care Coordination

CMS Support Of State Program Integrity Activities

More information about CMS support of state program integrity activities can be found on the About Program Integrity page.

Go to Program Integrity