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CMS Announces New Pricing for Research Data Files

CMS announces NEW pricing for research data files that will take effect on June 1, 2014. Click banner for a proposed price list of these files.

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CMS Virtual Research Data Center (VRDC)

CMS is excited to announce a new secure way of accessing its program data through virtual access to the CMS Virtual Research Data Center (VRDC).  The CMS VRDC is a virtual research environment that provides timelier access to Medicare and Medicaid program data in a more efficient and cost effective manner.

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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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Getting Started with CMS Data

Our guide to Getting Started with CMS Data will provide you with the resources to help you understand if CMS data is right for your project.


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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