State Resources for Evaluation Designs & Reports

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) developed tools for use by states and independent evaluators to guide the development of evaluation designs and to prepare evaluation reports for Medicaid section 1115(a) demonstrations. These tools provide guidance on CMS expectations and support for rigorous evaluation activities. States and independent evaluators should consult these tools during the various stages of the evaluation in order to ensure alignment with CMS priorities. For specific questions, comments, or additional technical assistance, states should contact their CMS central office project officer.