Critical Data: Supporting Community-Based Organization Information Exchange Under New York’s New Medicaid Waiver
A critical component of improving the social determinants of health of Medicaid enrollees is the exchange of both health care data and social services data. New York State’s 1115 Medicaid waiver demonstration, submitted to CMS in September of 2022, seeks to invest in “the inextricably linked health disparities and systemic health care delivery issues that have been highlighted and intensified by the COVID-19 pandemic.” The Waiver proposes the development of “a statewide data store [that] will provide the State with near real-time insights into waiver activities such as screenings and referrals” related to community-based organizations (CBOs).
NYeC, together with Manatt Health, undertook a study to better understand the challenges of data exchange between CBOs and the health care sector. Seventeen CBOs, providing a wide range of varying services, participated in an October 2022 roundtable related to CBO information sharing, the Medicaid waiver, and the SHIN-NY. Additionally, CBOs responded to two different surveys administered by NYeC. A smaller group of CBOs also shared insights during interviews with NYeC and Manatt Health.
Read the whitepaper to learn more about the study including important conclusions and take-aways: Critical Data: Supporting Community-Based Organization Information Exchange Under New York’s New Medicaid Waiver.