Comprehensive ESRD Care (CEC) Beneficiary RIF

CMS has created an analytical file that contains enrollment data for beneficiaries in the Comprehensive ESRD Care (CEC) Model. A related file, the CEC Provider RIF, contains identifying information about the providers participating in the CEC Model. 

The CEC Beneficiary Performance Year RIF files contain PY finder files for the beneficiary population attributed to an ESRD Seamless Care Organization (ESCO).

What does this file include (variable highlights) 

  • Beneficiary ID (allows linkage to other files)
  • ESCO Name 
  • Monthly assignment status information 
  • Date of birth 
  • Date of death 

Special Considerations 

  • This file can be linked to any other CMS file that includes the Bene ID. 
  • PY1 is for a 15 month period beginning in October, all other PYs are for a calendar year beginning in January.
  • All technical questions related to the CEC program should be directed to

Availability of this file

PY1: October 2015 - December 2016
PY2: 2017
PY3: 2018
PY4: 2019
PY5: 2020
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