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New HMA report using VRDC data analyzes hip fracture outcomes in Dual Eligible population

In this new report, “Answering Questions Using Virtual Research Data Center (VRDC): How using Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Impacts Hip Fracture Outcomes“, HMA is now using Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Virtual Research Data Center (VRDC) to answer important healthcare questions. One contractual obligation for use of CMS data is the release of a publicly available research paper using the dataset, which contains all Medicare fee for service (FFS) and Medicaid FFS and managed care organization (MCO) claims. HMA used the VRDC data to examine the relationship between Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) and Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) on hip fracture outcomes for people who are dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid benefits. The analysis found that patients who receive HCBS were less likely to incur a future inpatient stay. The report and data analysis are detailed below.

VRDC Medicare and Medicaid claims data can be used to develop best practices for the healthcare system, looking at patient demographics, including eligibility/enrollment types (including dual-eligibles), race/ethnicity, age, and other critical subgroups to inform equity analyses. These data can be used longitudinally to measure the effect of interventions as well as to inform population health strategies. HMA’s nationally renowned subject matter experts can now incorporate VRDC data analysis and analytics into their recommendations to help your organization solve your toughest challenges.

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