2012 MCBS Access to Care Files Released!

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released 2012 Access to Care research files from its Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey (MCBS).  Designed to provide quick access to MCBS data and related findings to users, the MCBS Access to Care are multipurpose, nationally representative of the Medicare population and comprehensive (e.g. include MA and FFS, community and facility, disabled and aged populations).

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CMS New Pricing Now in Effect

As previously announced on April 7, 2014, CMS' new data file pricing is now in effect. Click banner for a price list of these research files and to learn about the new CMS cost estimate application tool.

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Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR)

Opportunity for Researchers Conducting Patient-Centered Outcomes Research to Access FREE CMS Data
CMS, in collaboration with the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE), is announcing an exciting new opportunity for researchers conducting Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR).  The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Trust Fund Steering Committee is funding a limited number of PCOR related research projects to be conducted via the CMS Research Data Center (RDC).

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Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

The Research, Statistics, Data & Systems page on the CMS website contains a number of links to CMS statistical information. You will find links to reports, publications, downloadable public use files, and descriptions of data available.

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ResDAC is Hiring!

ResDAC is seeking a qualified individual for the open Technical Advisor position. Job responsibilities will include providing information about CMS programs, CMS data sets, individual data elements, and the mechanisms for accessing CMS data.


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Getting Started

New to CMS data? Check out this guide to Getting Started. You'll find resources on:

  • CMS data strengths and limitations
  • choosing the right files
  • preparing a data request
  • data analysis tips