What Data are CMS & States Developing to Support Program Improvement?

States administer Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) according to federal requirements and monitor program performance at the state level. The following data show three of the many ways states and CMS collaborate to develop nationally standardized data to support quality-improvement activities. More information is available in the cited sources and notes.

Median Number of Adult Core Set Measures Reported by States (FFY16): 17 of 28 Median Number of Child Core Set Measures Reported by States (FFY16): 18 of 26 Number of States in T-MSIS Production as of April 2018: 50 

Sources: Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2016 Adult Core Set Chart Pack and FFY 2016 Child Core Set Chart Pack and Transformed Medicaid Statistical Information System.

Notes: States can voluntarily report the Adult and Child Core Set Measures. The count of state-reported Child Core Set measures does not include the Pediatric Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infection (CLABSI) measure, which is from the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) National Healthcare Safety Network.

States in T-MSIS production have developed systems that meet requirements to submit Medicaid and CHIP data to the CMS T-MSIS federal production system. In addition, the state met operational readiness criteria and began submitting regular monthly files to CMS. T-MSIS states in production include 49 states plus the District of Columbia.