Question: Some of the cells in the excel file are locked, can I unlock them?
Answer: Most cells in the excel file are locked to protect the underlying data and formulas. You should enter your data into the blue highlighted cells, which are unlocked.
Question: I’m still having a hard time entering my information, what should I do?
Answer: First try making sure you have clicked the “enable content” button in the yellow banner at the top of the file. If you continue to experience technical challenges contact firstname.lastname@example.org You can choose to submit responses you are unable to enter directly into the file via email to email@example.com. Please indicate which cells you are encountering problems with so we can be sure to fix this in the future.
Question: How do I know which measures are required and which are optional?
Answer: Required vs. Optional measures are denoted in the “type” column (column J).
Measure Specific Questions
Measure Description: Beneficiaries with a preventative/ambulatory visit in the previous 12 months
Applies to: Primary Care, row 24
Question: How does a 12-month measure work in the 6- month reporting period (Jan-July)?
Answer: This is an error and this measure should not have been included in the semi-annual reporting period and will therefore not be counted. This is an optional measure and will be changed from semi-annual to annual. This measure will also be included in the next reporting period (February 2021). This measure no longer counts towards the “bonus funds.”
Measure Description: ED visits
Applies to: Hospital, row 9
Question: Is this limited to participants in associated primary care?
Answer: No, this is not limited to Medicaid beneficiaries seen in associated primary care clinics. Hospitals should include all Medicaid beneficiaries regardless of their primary care provider.
Measure Description: Proportion of beneficiaries under age 19 reporting having a physical health provider
Applies to: Behavioral health, row 22
Question: Are the numerator and denominator the same?
Answer: The denominator is the total number who responded (both yes and no), while the numerator is the number who responded yes.