UMass Medical School to unveil long-term services and supports data platform, present on using data to assess health needs at Medicaid Enterprise Systems Conference

August 08, 2016

UMass Medical School will demonstrate a new long-term services and supports (LTSS) data analytics platform, and present on the use of data analytics tools to assess health care needs and improve benefits coordination for dually eligible Medicaid members at the Medicaid Enterprise Systems Conference Aug. 15-18 in St. Louis.

TrendFinder LTSS, a long-term services and supports data analytics platform developed by UMass Medical School’s Commonwealth Medicine division, can help states meet increasing demands on LTSS systems by a growing population of people over age 65. The platform aggregates data and provides tools to help state health and human services agencies plan capacity and monitor the costs, quality and program integrity of LTSS. A Commonwealth Medicine team will demonstrate TrendFinder LTSS at Booth 20 throughout the annual conference.

Three Medicaid experts from the Center for Health Care Financing and Data Management Services, units within Commonwealth Medicine, will give a presentation and a poster at the conference.

Improving population healthcare through data analytics, visualization, and reporting tools
Thursday, Aug. 18
11 a.m.

Policy makers, program planners and health care providers must be able to identify at-risk populations and geographic areas of need, implement programs to effect change, and track and report the results to achieve success in today’s health care environment. This presentation will describe how mapping and visualization tools can enhance the use of data to characterize a population’s health and social services needs, target interventions and compare outcomes across different population subgroups. In Massachusetts, visualization and analytic tools are used to manage 1915c Medicaid Waiver programs, track operations, improve efficiency, report quality measures, monitor program integrity and plan for expanded service needs. 

Frederick (Rick) Perro, MBA, MS, senior director, Data Management Services

A Pathway to Dual Eligible Data Integration: Maximizing Coordination of Benefits, Services, and Payments through the Massachusetts MMIS
Wednesday, Aug. 17
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

The Center for Health Care Financing has partnered with MassHealth, Massachusetts’ Medicaid program, to develop and deploy precision data integration methodologies within the Massachusetts Medicaid Management Information System (MMMIS) to maximize coordination of benefits, services and payments for Medicaid recipients with current or potential dual eligibility for Medicare. This poster will demonstrate integration strategies and coordination benchmarks to ensure accurate Medicaid and Medicare enrollment; fully engage service delivery options (including managed care and integrated care programs); and effectively cost-avoid, reprice, or cost-share to ensure the state’s lowest payment liability.

Jenifer Hartman, BA, director of Medicare Eligibility Enhancement Programs, Center for Health Care Financing
Kathleen Melanson, BS, deputy director, Benefit Coordination & Recovery, Center for Health Care Financing

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