Ohio Medicaid Assessment Survey
The 2012 Ohio Medicaid Assessment Survey (OMAS) examines access to the health system, health status, and health determinant characteristics of Ohio’s Medicaid, Medicaid eligible, and non-Medicaid populations. The Survey is an important tool to help Ohio Medicaid and state agencies identify gaps in needed health services, to assist strategies to increase service capacity, monitor the health status and health risks of Ohioans. A key goal of the OMAS is to policy making and strategies for the efficient and effective administration of Ohio’s Medicaid and health-associated programs. Administered by Ohio Medicaid with the assistance of the Ohio Colleges of Medicine Government Resource Center and The Ohio State University, the OMAS is the key evaluative research data set for assessing Ohioans’ access to clinical health care, preventive health care, disease management, chronic and acute conditions, mental health, and health status stressors such as poverty, joblessness, violence, and low socioeconomic status.
Methodologically, the OMAS is structured as a stratified random digit dial dual-frame (cell phone and landline phone) complex designed (multiple strata) telephone survey that enables analyses at the state, Medicaid Managed Care Plan region, and the county levels. Survey weighting is performed in stages at the county, regional, state, oversample, and cell phone levels to provide robust analyses with inferential certainty. The OMAS collects data at the household and cell phone units. It excludes institutional settings such as university dorms, incarceration facilities, assisted living facilities, hospitals, and businesses. The selection method ensures a reliable sample of residents. Additionally, to address cultural/ethnic/racial variations, African-Americans are oversampled and Hispanics and Asians are set into separate sample lists via surname techniques. The data collection period for the OMAS is scheduled for May 2012, into August 2012.
For more information, please visit: grc.osu.edu/omas