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HERC Health Economics Seminar

Comparing Data from Multiple Health Systems to Estimate Disease Burden for VA-Medicaid Dual Enrollees

by Chase Eck, PhD ; Patrick O'Mahen, PhD
Seminar date: 9/20/2023

Description: For Medicaid-VA dual enrollees, the presenters examine the differences in three commonly used risk-adjustment measures as calculated VA data, Medicaid data and both sources of data combined. Analysis shows little overlap between conditions recorded using VA-only and Medicaid-only data. VA data tends to be more closely correlated with combined scores than Medicaid-only data, but neither is a reliable substitute for dual enrollees.

Target Audience: This presentation may be useful for researchers and clinicians who study and care for Veterans who are eligible to receive care from both the VA and non-VA programs like Medicare or Medicaid.

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