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Medicaid Data Collection Tool (MDCT) Portal

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) collect data from United States and territories to better understand the Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) programs.

The Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services (CMCS) has developed the Medicaid Data Collection Tool (MDCT) and underlying applications to collect the data required to best monitor, manage, understand and review the Medicaid and CHIP programs for each state.

Explore the currently available systems and documents to report different types of data to CMS.

MDCT Systems

CHIP Annual Reporting Template System (CARTS)

CARTS can be accessed here.

CARTS allows states to report data to CMS regarding the coverage of their CHIP state plan on an annual basis. For CARTS assistance, please email the help desk at MDCT_Help@cms.hhs.gov.

View instructions for gaining access to CARTS (PDF) through the CMS Identity Management (IDM) System.

Statistical Enrollment Data System (SEDS)

SEDS can be accessed here.

SEDS collects CHIP and Medicaid quarterly enrollment data from states on a quarterly basis. For SEDS assistance, please email the help desk at MDCT_Help@cms.hhs.gov.

Quality Measures Reporting (QMR)

QMR can be accessed here.

QMR collects state data to measure or quantify healthcare processes to ensure quality health care for Medicaid Beneficiaries. For QMR assistance, please email the help desk at MDCT_Help@cms.hhs.gov.

View instructions for gaining access to QMR (PDF) through the CMS Identity Management (IDM) System.

QMR State Training Videos and Presentations

  • Training video 1 - Coming Fall 2022
  • Training video 2 - Coming Fall 2022
  • Training video 3 - Coming Fall 2022
  • Training Presentation (PDF) - Coming Fall 2022
QMR Core Set Measures Additional Information

For additional information regarding the performance measurement for Adult and Child Core Sets, please visit the Performance Measurement page.

For additional information regarding the performance measurement for Health Home Core Sets, please visit the Health Home Information Resource Center.

Managed Care Reporting (MCR)

MCR can be accessed here.

MCR collects state data relating to Managed Care Plans and performance. MCR Reports include:

Managed Care Plan Annual Report (MCPAR)

Coming Soon

Medical Loss Ratio (MLR)

Coming Soon

Access Standards Report

Coming Soon