Harnessing the Power of Data to Connect Medicaid and Corrections Data for Hoosier Health

Date: April 23, 2020||   0  Comments

As states continue transformative work to reform their health care payment and delivery systems to improve
population health, streamline service delivery and reduce costs, having the right data and data systems to support and inform those efforts is imperative to success. Throughout 2017 and 2018 the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) transitioned from a heavily focused reporting group to an insight-driven organization with the appropriate governance required to fully harness the power of data. FSSA, through its work with the National Governor’s Association (NGA), and in collaboration with the Department of Corrections (DOC), Management Performance Hub (MPH), Medicaid and others identified cross-party data sharing opportunities to provide solutions for complex health problems.

In this session, attendees will learn how:

  • FSSA applied for and received a technical assistance grant from the NGA to “Harness the Power of Data to Achieve State Policy Goals.”
  • How legislation would allow the Indiana DOC to apply for Medicaid coverage on behalf of inmates 60 days prior to release. This legislation intended to ensure that returning citizens had access to the necessary health coverage to help reduce recidivism and the utilization of high-cost emergency care.
  • The new DOC policy that would only be made possible with enhanced data governance and cross-sector data sharing.
  • How FSSA, DOC, MPH, Medicaid, and others worked together to improve the business process.

Through this data-sharing effort, FSSA was not only able to demonstrate that the policy change did reduce time-to-coverage for these inmates, but they also engaged the academic community to study the impact of the reduced time-to-coverage on health outcomes and population health.

Presenters:
Amy Lewis Gilbert, JD, MPH
Chief Science Officer, Indiana Family & Social Services Administration
Connor W. Norwood, PhD, MHA,
Chief Data Officer, Indiana Family and Social Services Administration, Division of Strategy and Technology
Jared Linder
CIO, Indiana Family and Social Services Administration
Justin Blackburn
Assistant Professor, Indiana University Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health
Shannon M. Stotenbur
Vice President Business Development, Optum State Government Solutions

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