What's New

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Centers for Medicare (CM) has created a set of data files containing Quality and Resource Use Report (QRUR) and Value Modifier information for groups and solo practitioners.

There is one Public Use File (PUF) available, the Performance Year Value Modifier file for each of the years 2013 and 2014.

CMS is pleased to announce that the Research Identifiable File (RIF) claims layout has been updated to Version K.  The layout change applies to file years 1999 to current and will apply to all files shipped after May 22nd, 2017.  The updated data dictionary is available at both the Re

CMS is pleased to announce improvements to the Master Beneficiary Summary File (MBSF) to include timely Medicare Advantage (Part C) enrollment information and Medicare Prescription Drug (Part D) enrollment information.  While the MBSF has always included all Medicare beneficiaries, the updated MBSF “Base (A/B/C/D) Segment” includes enrollment information for beneficiaries enrolled in Part C and Part D, as well as those in traditional Medicare (Parts A and B). 

The ResDAC phone lines will be closing today, 3/27 at 12:00pm CST. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Normal operations will resume on 3/28.

CMS is pleased to announce the availability of a new Part D data file, the Medication Therapy Management (MTM). This file fulfills requests made by researchers for data to enable study of the effects of MTM under Part D. The MTM file will be available for 2013 forward. Currently 2013 and 2014 MTM files are available.

Due to the scheduled University of Minnesota holidays, ResDAC's phone lines will be closed from Wednesday, 11/23 at 3pm through Friday, 11/25. We will be available for normal business hours on Monday, 11/28. Happy Thanksgiving from the ResDAC team!

The Public Use File (PUF) for the CMS Medicare-Medicaid Linked Enrollee Analytic Data Source (MMLEADS) is now available.  This Excel file portrays a wealth of different enrollment, health condition, utilization, and expenditure statistics, nationally and by state, for Medicare-Medicaid dual enrollees, Medicare-only enrollees,

Effective September 1, 2016 all research requests for HOS LDS files must be requested through the Limited Data Set File Process. You will find instructions here: Limited Data Set (LDS) Files.

Effective September 1, 2016 all research requests for MCBS data for the two limited access data releases must be requested through the Limited Data Set File Process. You will find instructions here: Limited Data Set (LDS) Files.

CMS is pleased to announce that all researchers will be allowed to request LDS data on a quarterly basis in addition to the annual files. CMS is making more timely extracts of Medicare claims data available to researchers who access this data via Limited Data Sets (LDS).

Due to a scheduled University of MN floating holiday, the ResDAC phone lines will be closing Friday, 3/18 at 12:30pm CST. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Normal operations will resume on 3/21.

A revised RIF request letter template for ammendment requests has been posted to our website and is availble for immediate use.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released 2012 Cost & Use research files from its Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey (MCBS).

CMS has identified the need to re-run three MCBS RICs, affecting both the Access to Care and Cost and Use modules for 2009-2013. Please see the CMS website for specific details:

The Division of Health Policy and Management, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota seeks a Researcher 5 (Technical Advisor) and a Research Professional 2 (Executive Advisor) for the Research Data Assistance Center (ResDAC) Assistance Desk.

CMS is pleased to announce that all researchers will be allowed to request data on a quarterly basis rather than the annual updates that were available in the past. Technological advancements, such as the VRDC, have facilitated access to more current data without higher data costs. This change in data access will allow researchers to conduct more rapid analysis of the delivery system.  

The acting Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator, Andy Slavitt, announced a new policy that for the first time will allow innovators and entrepreneurs to access CMS data, such as Medicare claims.

Effective Monday, 3/23/15, researchers are required to submit all required components of a data request at the start of the ResDAC review process.  This includes unsigned drafts of all applicable CMS forms, request and support letters, evidence of funding, and IRB approval (or verification

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