Oct, 20, 2023

Collection of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Data: New and Updated Information on Medicaid Data Collection Practices and Federal Activity

Medicaid is an important source of coverage for LGBTQI+ populations, but few states collect data that can be used to understand and improve health for these individuals. This issue brief documents how information describing sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) data is currently collected at the federal level and in state Medicaid applications, summarizes the recent consensus recommendations for how to ask questions that measure SOGI data, and highlights recent federal action on this topic. The issue brief also spotlights Oregon’s ongoing efforts to improve the collection of SOGI data.