Jul, 03, 2023

Best Practices for Publicly Reporting State Unwinding Data

With the restarting of eligibility redeterminations, millions of Medicaid enrollees are now at risk of losing their coverage and there is intense interest in monitoring the impact on coverage. As unwinding data is becoming public, it is difficult to compare across states as they are staging redeterminations in different months and states are using different terminology, definitions, and population denominators on their reporting. This expert perspective highlights recommended best practices for states to follow such as the timely release of data, prioritizing key measures, publishing disaggregated data, and providing context and transparency.