Tech Talk: Delaware Medicaid Research

  • November 4, 2021 from 12:00-1:00pm
  • Virtual presentation via BlueJeans ( | Meeting ID 361095905
  • Please RSVP by emailing Debra Reese. Please include your full name, email address, and institution/organization.
  • We will provide instructions on obtaining CME credit for attendance.

This presentation will make the viewer aware of the different Medicaid research projects within Delaware and the use of the Medicaid administration claims and encounter data set as part of that research.  Through a partnership with the State of Delaware, the Center for Community Research & Service (CCRS) at the University of Delaware has been able to collaborate with other researchers across the University and the ACCEL and INBRE networks as well as researchers in other states.  This research is not only of benefit to the State and its Medicaid policies but also to clinicians and researchers working in areas such as substance abuse, contraception, hypertension, and homelessness, among others.  The access to the data have allowed us to link Medicaid claims with birth and death certificates, homeless census, and publicly available data sets such as the Area Deprivation Index (ADI), health literacy index, evictions data, and American Community Survey data.

Meet the Speaker

Kalmia (Kali) Kniel, PhD

As a policy scientist, Ms. McDuffie has over 25 years of experience in data management and analysis, SAS statistical programming and statistical modeling, and geographic information systems. Ms. McDuffie has been working with the Center for Community Research and Services (CCRS) at University of Delaware for over 15 years on evaluation and utilization projects covering issues such as Medicaid population, populations with disabilities, children’s health insurance, foster care children, Medicaid children with asthma, and drug and alcohol treatment.  As the Medicaid Research Program Director, Ms. McDuffie, along with the research team, participates in Academy Health’s State University Partnership Learning Network (SUPLN), a collaboration of 20 states who have access to Medicaid data.  This membership has led to a Medicaid Distribution Research Outcome Network (MODRN) which uses a common data model to investigate OUD use among 12 different states in a standardized way.  The group also is a member of Delaware’s INBRE Centralized Research Service Network (CRSN) and works with researchers across the network.

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

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