2012 MCBS Cost and Use Files Released!

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released 2012 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.  Interested users without a current Data Use Agreement (DUA) may contact ResDAC directly to get more information about the CMS DUA process and to purchase these files.  Researchers who wish to update an existing DUA may submit an amendment request to add the latest year of data.  Please see the ResDAC website for details on submitting a MCBS amendment request.  For more information on the MCBS or other MCBS data & information products, please visit www.cms.hhs.gov\mcbs.