Intro to Economic Research Workshop Videos Online!
ResDAC's in-person workshop, "Conducting Economic Research using Medicare Data", can now be viewed in an online format! We are excited to
the availability of twelve workshop videos with topics related to the basic evaluation methods used in health economic analyses, the use of
the Medicare Claims data payment related variables, and the use of
Medicare Cost Report data.
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.
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).
Webinar: Getting Started with Requesting RIF Data
ResDAC will be hosting a live webinar on requesting Research Identifiable (RIF) data. Please join us on Wednesday December 18, 2013 at 1PM CT/2PM ET. Click on the image for more info.
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.
Intro to Medicare: Registration Opens Dec. 11
Introduction to the use of Medicare Data for Research will be held in Minneapolis, MN, March 10-12, 2014. Online registration will open on December 11, 2013 beginning at 10am CST.