CMS must ensure that all research requests for identifiable (RIF) data have IRB documentation to satisfy the requirements of the Common Rule and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). This article describes the...
Researchers who request the Minimum Data Set (MDS) from CMS will need to determine whether they would like data based on Target Date or Submission Date. This article provides definitions for Target and Submission dates and examples for when each selection is useful.
A number of CMS Limited Data Set (LDS) files are released first as a Proposed Rule file and then as a Final Rule file. This article provides a brief description of the differences between those two files.
Dissertation students may request CMS data for their dissertation project. Students should consider several factors when deciding which type of data to use. This article presents considerations and resources for students interested to request CMS Research identifiable data.