DATA ANALYTICS TRAINING IN R

In 2017, TASI/PHIDC provided training to the Guam Community Health Centers (CHCs) and CNMI Commonwealth Healthcare Corporation (CHCC) in R, an open source statistical software, which can be used to build analytic capacity in the Pacific Region.  Building upon a data science framework, training sessions were held in-person and via distance learning.  The main focus of the training was to introduce the R programming language, learn methods for data cleansing and manipulation, conduct descriptive statistics and bivariate analysis and techniques for visualization.

MEDICAID INNOVATION ACCELERATOR PROGRAM (IAP) FOR DATA ANALYTICS

In 2017, the CNMI and Guam Medicaid programs submitted a joint expression of interest to receive Technical Assistance (TA) for data analytics.  TASI/PHIDC provides support for the Medicaid Innovation Accelerator Program (IAP) for Data Analytics TA provided by the CMS Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services (CMCS) and the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI).  The objectives of the IAP Data Analytics TA are to improve the health and health care of Medicaid beneficiaries through improvements in data management and analytics.  The main areas of focus are on Medicaid managed care encounter data requirements for risk adjustment, risk adjustment models and quality measures.

For more information about the Medicaid IAP for Data Analytics TA Program, please visit: https://www.medicaid.gov/state-resource-center/innovation-accelerator-program/iap-functional-areas/data-analytics/index.html