News updates from CMS

New Medicaid and CHIP Data Now Available

CMS is pleased to announce the release of two new annual files to the suite of research files based on state Transformed Medicaid Statistical Information System (T-MSIS) submissions, called T-MSIS Analytic Files (TAFs). Today’s release includes the first version of the Annual Managed Care Plan (APL) and Annual Provider (APR) TAFs for calendar years 2014–2016.

2019 Preliminary Medicare Encounter Data Now Available

CMS is pleased to announce the release of the Preliminary 2019 Medicare Advantage (MA, also known as Part C) Encounter Research Identifiable Files (RIFs). Beginning with 2019 data, CMS will release a “Preliminary” version of the Medicare Advantage Encounter RIFs for each service year to give researchers earlier access to Encounter data in the research file format.

2019 Preliminary Medicaid and CHIP Data Now Available

CMS is pleased to announce the availability of Preliminary Medicaid T-MSIS Analytic Files (TAFs) for calendar year 2019.

New Enrollee-level EDGE Data Now Available for Research

CMS is pleased to announce the availability of the Enrollee-Level External Data Gathering Environment (EDGE) Limited Data Set (LDS) for the 2017 and 2018 benefit years to requesters who seek the data for research purposes.

Updated 2014-2016 Medicaid and CHIP Data Now Available

CMS is pleased to announce that updated Medicaid T-MSIS Analytic Files (TAFs) for service years 2014, 2015, and 2016 are now available.

2018 Medicare Advantage (Part C) Encounter Data Now Available

CMS is pleased to announce the availability of the 2018 Medicare Advantage (Part C) Encounter Data. These files were created from data submitted to CMS by Medicare Advantage Organizations (MAOs) that provide services to beneficiaries under the Medicare Part C benefit.

2017-2018 Medicaid and CHIP Data Now Available

CMS is pleased to announce the availability of the Medicaid T-MSIS Analytic Files (TAFs) for calendar years 2017-2018 (Release 1).

Medicaid Data Quality Atlas Tool for Researchers Now Available

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid has released a new public online tool called the “Data Quality (DQ) Atlas” allowing individuals to review the quality and usability of Transformed Medicaid Statistical Information System (T-MSIS) Research Identifiable Files (RIF) and determine if the data can meet research needs.