Requests for Analytic Data
Consultations with the CCQI Project Management Team are strongly encouraged prior to submitting a data request. Any request without prior consultation will likely require additional time to approve upon submission. Please email ccqi [at] schsr.unc.edu to arrange a consultation.
The CCQI Oversight Committee reviews all requests to use NC Medicaid data and BCBSNC claims data. In addition to approval by the CCQI oversight committee, requests will also be reviewed by relevant committees at the North Carolina Division of Medical Assistance and/or BCBSNC (depending on the specific data requested). The entire review process will be coordinated by the CCQI project manager and can take several months depending on whether revisions are required.
CCQI Oversight Committee Evaluation Criteria:
- Is the research question one that is in keeping with the overall focus of the Initiative and important to be answered, for North Carolinians or the US health system as a whole, either from a policy or practice perspective?
- Can the research question be adequately answered using the requested database? Are there an adequate number of cases to be studied for the proposed analysis? Are the right data elements available and specified? For the key data elements needed, is the quality of the data adequate?
- Is the proposed methodology sound and viable with respect to the research questions, population and data requested?
- Does the research team possess the requisite skills/experience and proposed resources to conduct the research with high standards and in an adequately specified time frame?