National Health and Aging Trends Study (NHATS) - Medicare Linked Data

The National Health and Aging Trends Study (NHATS) provides a resource for studying functioning in late life among the elderly population.  To assist in this effort, CMS administrative data can be linked to the NHATS files for researchers to provide more information on health, health care, and costs. The NHATS-Medicare files are available to NHATS researchers who have been approved by NHATS and CMS to utilize Medicare claims and administrative data linked to the NHATS study population.  For information on applying for approval, go to www.nhats.org and follow the procedures found in Obtaining Restricted Data from the National Health and Aging Trends Study (NHATS).

Availability: 
Retrospective data package including CY 2006-2014
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