Data On Race Ethnicity And Language Largely Incomplete For Managed Care Plan Members
Author: Judy H. Ng, Faye Ye, Lauren M. Ward, Samuel C. “Chris” Haffer, Sarah Hudson Scholle
The Affordable Care Act requires the federal government to collect and report population data on race, ethnicity, and language needs to help reduce health and health care disparities. We assessed data availability in commercial, Medicaid, and Medicare managed care plans using the Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set. Data availability varied but remained largely incomplete.