CMS is pleased to announce the availability of PY3, PY4 and PY5 of two Research Identifiable Files (RIFs) that contain data from the Comprehensive ESRD Care (CEC) Model. The first file, the CEC Beneficiary RIF, contains enrollment data for beneficiaries in the CEC Model. A second file, the CEC Provider RIF, contains identifying information about the providers participating in the CEC Model.
The CEC Model is designed to identify, test, and evaluate new ways to improve care for Medicare beneficiaries with End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD). Through the CEC Model, CMS is partnering with health care providers and suppliers to test the effectiveness of a new payment and service delivery model in providing beneficiaries with person-centered, high-quality care. The CEC Model builds on Accountable Care Organization experience from the Pioneer ACO Model, Next Generation ACO Model, and the Medicare Shared Savings Program to test Accountable Care Organizations for ESRD beneficiaries.