Ehrenthal study published in Public Health Reports

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UW Ob-Gyn Division of Reproductive and Population Health Director Deborah Ehrenthal, MD published a study in the journal Public Health Reports!

Classification of Medicaid Coverage on Birth Records in Wisconsin, 2011-2012 mapped birth records with Medicaid claims over two calendar years with the objective of validating Medicaid payer classification on Wisconsin birth records.

The study found that, within their identified range of time, the birth record “misclassified 10 007 of 54 600 (18.3%) Medicaid-paid births as non-Medicaid and 6059 of 73 541 (8.2%) non-Medicaid births as Medicaid-paid.” These misclassifications may affect data around birth outcomes for Medicaid births.

You can read the whole study here. Congratulations, Dr. Ehrenthal!