Introduction to the Use of Medicare Encounter (Part C) Data for Research

Claims for a Medicare beneficiary enrolled in Medicare Advantage (also known as “Part C”) are paid through private health insurance companies.  The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has recently released healthcare utilization data (or “encounter data”) for Medicare beneficiaries enrolled in these plans to researchers. This one-day workshop is a primer designed to provide researchers with an overview of the Medicare Advantage program, a comparison of the encounter data and FFS claims data, and strategies for using the encounter data in combination with FFS data. There is no charge for the workshop.

If you have questions about registering for our workshops, please contact Stephanie Jarosek at

Preferred Qualifications and Tech Requirements: 
The workshop is designed for participants familiar with using Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) or other claims data for research; however, previous experience with Medicare data is not required. This workshop will not include interactive exercises.
Workshop Date: 
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 8:00am to 4:30pm
Registration Date: 
July 18, 2018 10:00am CDT