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Collection of Race, Ethnicity, Language (REL) Data on Medicaid Applications: New and Updated Information on Medicaid Data Collection Practices in the States, Territories, and District of Columbia

All state Medicaid agencies and most U.S. territories collect self-reported data on race, ethnicity, and language (REL) from applicants during the eligibility and enrollment process; however, this process is not standardized. This issue brief documents how REL data are collected by the Medicaid programs in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and five U.S. territories.