The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has created a set of standard analytical files that contain Pioneer Accountable Care Organizations.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released 2012 Cost & Use research files from its Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey (MCBS). The MCBS Cost & Use files are a unique data resource, compiling survey and administrative data sources on Medicare covered and non-covered health care costs, utilization, and insurance coverage.

Introduction to the use of Medicare Part D Data for Research will be held in Minneapolis, MN, June 6-7, 2016. Online registration will open on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 beginning at 10am CST.

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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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Interested in requesting CMS data? Visit our CMS Data Request Center where you will find resources for preparing and submitting your request.

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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