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Collecting and Reporting Medicaid Race and Ethnicity Data: Interview Findings

As part of the its commitment to prioritizing health equity in all of its work, the Commission is focusing on how to improve Medicaid race and ethnicity data collection and reporting. In September 2022, staff provided background on race and ethnicity data collection and reporting standards, a summary of MACPAC’s earlier assessment of Medicaid administrative race and ethnicity data quality, and an overview of the challenges with data collection and processing.

In this presentation, staff shared federal and state considerations for collecting and analyzing race and ethnicity data based on findings from a literature review and key stakeholder interviews. Staff also presented possible approaches for improving the state collection and processing of these data.