News updates from CMS

2020 Medicare Advantage (Part C) Encounter Data Now Available

CMS is pleased to announce the availability of updated 2020 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.

CMMI Model Data Sharing (CMDS) Initiative Makes New Model Participation Data Available to Researchers

CMS is pleased to announce the availability of Research Identifiable Files (RIFs) for four additional CMS Innovation Center models.

PY5 & PY6 of Next Generation ACO Model RIFs Now Available

CMS is pleased to announce the availability of Next Generation Accountable Care Organization (NGACO) Model Research Identifiable Files (RIFs) for Performance Years 5 & 6 (2020-2021).

2020 Medicaid and CHIP Data Now Available

CMS is pleased to announce the availability of new Medicaid T-MSIS Analytic Files (TAFs) for service year 2020.

CMS releases new forms to improve research data request process!

CMS is pleased to announce two modifications that aim to streamline and simplify the Research Identifiable File (RIF) data request process.

Updated National Death Index (NDI) Data Available in the VRDC

CMS is pleased to announce the release of updated NDI data available in the VRDC.

CMMI Model Data Sharing (CMDS) Initiative Makes Model Participation Data Available to Researchers

CMS is pleased to announce the availability of new Research Identifiable Files (RIFs) for six CMS Innovation Center models.

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 2020 benefit year to requesters who seek the data for research purposes.

2020 Preliminary Medicare Encounter Data Now Available

CMS is pleased to announce the release of the Preliminary 2020 Medicare Advantage (MA, also known as Part C) Encounter Research Identifiable Files (RIFs).

New Chronic Conditions File Added to the Master Beneficiary Summary File

CMS is pleased to announce the release of the new 30 CCW Chronic Conditions file. This file contains validated and updated versions of the current 27 CCW Chronic Conditions, plus three new ones: Urologic Cancer (Kidney, Renal Pelvis and Ureter), All Cause Pneumonia, and Parkinson's Disease and Secondary Parkinsonism. Refer to the new algorithms, record layout, and codebook for details.

PY4 of Next Generation ACO Model RIFs Now Available

CMS is pleased to announce the availability of Next Generation Accountable Care Organization (NGACO) Model Research Identifiable Files (RIFs) for Performance Year 4.

2019 Medicare Advantage (Part C) Encounter Data Now Available

CMS is pleased to announce the availability of updated 2019 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.