Lane 1, the Inside Track to Better Outcomes for State Medicaid Agencies
Health care delivery is moving from a volume- to a value-based business. For Medicaid, embracing this shift requires that states encourage health service delivery innovation, but in a monitored environment. Lane 1™ is a web-based data solution to monitor, test, and deliver actionable feedback on the performance of health care systems.
What is Lane 1?
The Approach to Delivering Health Care Is Changing
State Medicaid agencies need to know quickly and with confidence that their efforts to transform the delivery system and promote payment innovation are improving value.
The Inside Track on Advanced Analytics
Advanced analytics is the engine of value-based care. But it's more than simply dashboards and point-in-time statistics for business operations. Advanced health care analytics facilitates robust monitoring and rapid-cycle evaluations to help you manage population health, evaluate health care interventions’ effectiveness, and promote cost-reducing programs while identifying less-effective programs with sufficient time to course correct. Advanced analytics requires a knowledge of diverse health care data sources and the statistical methods to evaluate health outcomes.
Lane 1 provides the inside track for your analytics journey regardless of your starting position. We understand a successful advanced analytics strategy is one that moves a state along an analytics maturity model. Progress along the maturity model requires not only technical skills for accessing and integrating data but also Medicaid programmatic knowledge. Integrating data domain knowledge with Medicaid policy expertise permits states to connect the right analytic tool to the most rigorous analytic method to answer any policy question. Unlike many firms that have expertise in only one domain—data, policy, or analysis—Mathematica brings subject matter expertise in all three domains to support your advanced analytics journey.
A Comprehensive Monitoring Tool
Although state Medicaid agencies collect or have access to many sources of data, agencies may not have the ability to translate the data into actionable information for their staff. Giving Medicaid agency staff ready access to their data and providing a means to translate that data into information enables them to better manage and monitor the Medicaid program. Lane 1 features robust monitoring of state-selected health care system changes to help agencies manage population health, track health care interventions, and promote cost-reducing efforts—all in real time.
Designed to Generate Medicaid Program Insights
Lane 1 lets states reimagine the way they use claims, encounter, administrative, and other sources of data, surfacing insights for changes that can be used immediately to improve program oversight. Is your state on track to meet improvement targets? Is the opioid intervention having an impact on quality outcomes? Are inpatient costs increasing or decreasing? Through the creation of profiles and analyses, you can determine which elements of the health care payment and delivery system you want to monitor. Or, you can monitor the entire Medicaid program against various outcomes, targets, and benchmarks—you decide.
Mathematica knows that data and interventions are becoming increasingly complex and that states need analytical resources as accessible as they are agile. In addition, states need not only to be able to make changes to the Medicaid program, but also to receive feedback quickly to determine whether these changes should continue, expand, or be modified. So we developed Lane 1 to be highly technical at its core but innately human-centered and responsive in its interface, helping you focus on the functionality of your Medicaid program, not your software system.
That Transform and Innovate
With Lane 1, states can test, analyze, and improve upon interventions, identifying indicators of effectiveness of policy changes across domains. Whether the challenge is moving from volume- to value-based care, monitoring changes for a Medicaid policy or intervention, or comparing managed care organization performance to targets, Mathematica’s Lane 1 can shine a light on the practices, policies, and programs that can improve results for populations, providers, and plans in your state.
Medicaid progress. Made together.
Lane 1 packages Mathematica’s data insights and methods and Medicaid subject matter expertise into configurable software. It’s your data. It’s your program. Let your staff uncover evidence and insights that support your Medicaid decision making. Contact Carey Appold (410-907-0841) for a customized demonstration and to learn more about how Lane 1 can help put your Medicaid program on the inside track to better outcomes.
Who Should Use Lane 1?
Lane 1 serves the needs of key partnering arms within state Medicaid agencies: the administrative units charged with running programs, including managing data operations, and the researchers and analysts responsible for translating data.
Lane 1 enables program administrators to:
- Pick and choose specific system elements to monitor
- Generate timely reports
- Be responsive to increased demands for advanced analytics
- Focus on program management, not software systems
Researchers and Program Analysts
Lane 1 enables program researchers to:
- Access clean data and use real time feedback to calibrate programs effectively
- Test, analyze, and improve upon interventions, identifying indicators of effectiveness across domains
- Compare programs against defined outcomes, targets and benchmarks
Lane 1 Future
There are many exciting advancements planned for Lane 1. Our vision for Lane 1 is to iteratively develop functionality that moves from monitoring outcomes, to predicting and evaluating outcomes. In future phases of the tool we will give users more flexibility in developing outcome measures, provide for comparison group identification, incorporate new data sources, and enable users to perform predictive modeling.
As we move closer to predicting future impact of current interventions, we will look to facilitate rapid-cycle evaluation of programmatic changes within Medicaid and suggest proven health-improvement interventions for populations of interest.
Our Lane 1 Experts
Senior Health Researcher
My name is Paul Messino. I’m a health researcher and part of the Lane 1 team of experts at Mathematica. Before I came to Mathematica, I worked for the Maryland Department of Health as the chief of health IT policy. I served as a subject matter expert for various subsystems within the state’s Medicaid Management Information System. With my real-world Medicaid data and system experience, I work with the Lane 1 team to uncover evidence and insights that support your Medicaid decision making.
What kind of actionable information can Lane 1 provide to states?
Mathematica’s Lane 1 enables state Medicaid agencies to monitor the practices, policies, and programs affecting populations, providers, and plans in your state. Lane 1 also gives states the ability to track changes within the Medicaid program, identify trends, and review progress against benchmarks and goals, thereby translating your Medicaid data into actionable information that improves outcomes.
How can Lane 1 transform the way states use their Medicaid data?
Lane 1 is specifically designed to deliver advanced health care analytics to help state Medicaid agencies gain insights from their data. With Lane 1, states can test, analyze, and improve existing interventions and policy changes.
Public health monitoring
Lane 1 can help states grapple with how best to manage public health issues such as the opioid crisis. For example, using information gleaned from Lane 1, states can create, implement, monitor, and assess the effectiveness of targeted interventions to address opioids and other public health issues
Lane 1 is specifically designed to help states leverage their Medicaid data to monitor their Medicaid program. Using Lane 1, states can set benchmarks with confidence, so that pilots and interventions will be continuously monitored and rigorously analyzed for cost, quality, and other outcomes.
My name is Deborah Chollet, and I’m a senior fellow and part of the Lane 1 team of experts at Mathematica.
What is Lane 1?
Lane 1 is a rigorous analytic tool that can help states understand and monitor how their Medicaid programs are functioning. Lane 1 features robust monitoring and rapid-cycle evaluation to help states and agencies manage population health, evaluate health care interventions, and promote cost-reducing efforts—all in real time.
Why is Lane 1 important?
At Mathematica, we’ve been working on Medicaid data, program, and policy issues for over 40 years. And we understand how these data and interventions are becoming more and more complex. States need analytical resources that are as accessible as they are agile to help analyze these data. So we created Lane 1. Mathematica’s Lane 1 can shine a light on the practices, policies, and programs that can improve results for populations, providers, and plans in your state. States can reimagine how they use claims, encounter, and administrative data. They can also surface insights for changes that can weather the most rigorous tests.
Right -size managed care organization oversight
Managed care organizations’ value-based payment benchmarks and contractual requirements are a critical part of each state’s Medicaid program requirements. Using Lane 1 can help states monitor managed care organizations’ performance and better leverage their managed care purchasing power.
Contact Carey Appold (410-907-0841) for a personalized demonstration and to learn more about how Lane1™ can help put your Medicaid program on the inside track to better outcomes.