2011 MCBS Cost and Use files released!

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released 2011 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.

 
 
 
 
 

Shared Savings Program ACO Research Identifiable Files

The Centers for Medicare (CM) has created a set of standard Shared Savings Program ACO Research Identifiable Files.

 
 
 
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Online Access to ResDAC Request Center

ResDAC clients can now access the ResDAC request center to check the status of current requests. Online access will also allow clients to view past requests (April 2012 and forward) and submit questions directly through the request interface.

 
 
 
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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