Within hospitals, health plans, and physician organizations reporting data to your agency?

  • How would changes affect your reporting of data currently collected?

  • How long do you expect it would take to agree on data standards across agencies in your state? What would require the most time? What is the greatest unknown?

  • How long would it take your agency to implement the data requirements? What would require the most time?

  • Can you quantify or estimate the costs to your agency and the organizations reporting to your agency of any of the changes necessary to implement new data collection requirements?

Benefits: What would be the benefits of enhancing and standardizing race and ethnicity data collection in your state? Nationally?

  • What is the intended purpose(s) of the race and ethnicity data your agency currently collects?

  • What qualitative benefits to your agency, the organizations reporting to your agency, other government entities, beneficiaries of public programs, or the public (i.e., stakeholders) do you foresee as a result of more detailed or standardized data collection? Better service provision? Greater comparability in reporting? Opportunities for improved quality of care?

  • Can you identify any quantitative benefits to your agency or other stakeholders that might result from more detailed or standardized data collection? Less supplementary data collection? Opportunities for economies of scale? Simplification? Improved ability to target public or private programs?

  • To whom would these benefits accrue? Your agency? Other state or local agencies? Hospitals and other health care providers? Public programs or program beneficiaries?

  • How long do you expect it would take for your agency or other stakeholders to achieve these benefits? Immediate? Less than one year? Less than five years? Longer than five years?

  • Can you quantify or estimate the savings or other benefits to your agency or other stakeholders due to more detailed or standardized data collection?

Thank you for your input.



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