Medicaid Research Support Tools

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Resources exist that can be used both prior to and after receiving CMS MAX data. Some of these are reviewed including descriptions of the Medicaid programs, sources for state plan information, managed care participation rates, and Medicaid statistics and data documentation. CMS has released several new MAX files which are briefly presented: MAX Provider Characteristics file, MAX Date of Death file, the Environmental Scanning and Program Characteristics file, and the Mini-MAX population sample file.