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Data File Short Name Available Years Next Year Request Date Important Notes
Carrier (Encounter) Carrier Encounter

Service year 2015

Carrier (Fee-for-Service) Carrier FFS

CY 1999 - 2016

12/2018 Twelve month run-off available approximately 14 months after the end of a calendar year
Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers & Systems RIF CAHPS RIF

Varies

Durable Medical Equipment (Encounter) DME Encounter

Service year 2015

Durable Medical Equipment (Fee-for-Service) DME FFS

CY 1999 - 2016

12/2018
Health and Retirement Survey- Medicare Linked Data HRS-Medicare

CY 1991-2015

Not in VRDC
Health Outcomes Survey RIF HOS RIF

CY 1998-2015

Not in VRDC
Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set RIF HEDIS RIF

Measurement Years 1997-2016

10/2018
Home Health Agency (Encounter) HHA Encounter

Service year 2015

Home Health Agency (Fee-for-Service) HHA FFS

CY 1999 - 2016

12/2018 Twelve month run-off available approximately 14 months after the end of a calendar year
Home Health Outcome and Assessment Information Set OASIS

1999-2016

12/2018
Hospice (Fee-for-Service) Hospice FFS

CY 1999 - 2016

12/2018
Inpatient (Fee-for-Service) IP FFS

CY 1999 - 2016

12/2018 Twelve month run-off available approximately 14 months after the end of a calendar year
Inpatient File (Encounter) IP Encounter

Service year 2015

Inpatient Rehab Facility-Patient Assessment Instrument IRF-PAI

CY 2002-2016

12/2018
Long Term Care Minimum Data Set (MDS) - Swing-Bed 2.0 MDS SB 2.0

CY 1999 - 2010

Long Term Care Minimum Data Set (MDS) - Swing-Bed 3.0 MDS SB 3.0

CY 2010-2016

12/2018 MDS data more recent than these annual files are typically available from CMS
Long Term Care Minimum Data Set (MDS) 2.0 MDS 2.0

CY 1999-2010

Long Term Care Minimum Data Set (MDS) 3.0 MDS 3.0

CY 2010-2016

12/2018 MDS data more recent than these annual files are typically available from CMS
Master Beneficiary Summary File (MBSF) Base MBSF Base

CY 1999 - 2016

12/2018
Master Beneficiary Summary File (MBSF): Chronic Conditions Segment MBSF CC

CY 1999 - 2016

12/2018
Master Beneficiary Summary File (MBSF): Cost and Utilization Segment MBSF Cost and Utilization

CY 1999 - 2016

12/2018
Master Beneficiary Summary File (MBSF): National Death Index (NDI) segment MBSF NDI

CY 1999 - 2016

Master Beneficiary Summary File (MBSF): Other Chronic or Potentially Disabling Conditions Segment MBSF Other Conditions

CY 1999 - 2016

MAX Inpatient File MAX IP

CY 1999-2014

File or variable availability may vary by year and/or state
MAX Long Term Care File MAX LT

CY 1999-2014

File or variable availability may vary by year and/or state
MAX Other Therapy File MAX OT

CY 1999-2014

File or variable availability may vary by year and/or state
MAX Personal Summary File MAX PS

CY 1999-2014

File or variable availability may vary by year and/or state
MAX Prescription Drug File MAX Rx

CY 1999 - 2014

File or variable availability may vary by year and/or state
Medicaid Enrollee Supplemental File (MESF): Conditions Segment MESF Conditions

1999-2012

File or variable availability may vary by year and/or state
Medicaid Enrollee Supplemental File (MESF): National Death Index (NDI) Segment MESF NDI

1999-2013

File or variable availability may vary by year and/or state
Medicare Data on Provider Practice and Specialty (MD-PPAS) MD-PPAS

2008-2016

Medicare Shared Savings Program Accountable Care Organizations (ACO) Beneficiary-level RIF Shared Savings Program-ACO Bene level

Calendar Years 2013-2017

Fall 2019
Medicare Shared Savings Program Accountable Care Organizations (ACO) Provider-level RIF Share Saving Program-ACO Provider level

Calendar Years 2013-2016

Fall 2019
Medicare-Medicaid Linked Enrollee Analytic Data Source MMLEADS

CY 2006-2012

MedPAR MedPAR

CY 1999 - 2017

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

Retrospective data package including CY 2006-2017

08/2019 Not in VRDC
Outpatient (Encounter) OP Encounter

Service year 2015

Outpatient (Fee-for-Service) OP FFS

CY 1999 - 2016

12/2018 Twelve month run-off available approximately 14 months after the end of a calendar year
Part D Drug Characteristics File Part D Drug Characteristics File

CY 2006-2017

12/2019
Part D Drug Event File PDE

CY 2006-2017

12/2019
Part D Formulary File Part D Formulary File

CY 2010-2017

12/2019
Part D Medication Therapy Management Data File Part D MTM data File

CY 2013-2016

Part D Pharmacy Characteristics File Part D Pharmacy Characteristics

CY 2006-2017

12/2019
Part D Plan Election Type Beneficiary Summary File Part D Plan Election Type Beneficiary Summary File

CY 2007-2017

12/2019
Part D Prescriber Characteristics File Part D Prescriber Characteristics

CY 2006-2017

12/2019
Pioneer Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Pioneer ACO

2012-2014

Plan Characteristics File Plan Characteristics

CY 2006-2017

12/2019
Risk Score Files Risk Score

Payment Year 2014

Skilled Nursing Facility (Encounter) SNF Encounter

Service year 2015

Skilled Nursing Facility (Fee-for-Service) SNF FFS

CY 1999 - 2016

12/2018 Twelve month run-off available approximately 14 months after the end of a calendar year
Value Modifier Beneficiary-Level Research Identifiable File VM Bene Level File

Performance Years 2013 - 2016

Custom extracts are not available
Value Modifier NPI-Practice-Level Research Identifiable File VM NPI-Practice Level File

Performance Years 2013 - 2016

Custom extracts are not available
Value Modifier Practice-Level Research Identifiable File VM Practice Level File

Performance Years 2013 - 2016

Custom extracts are not available