Research Identifiable File Availability

Title Availability Date Requests Can Be Accepted for Upcoming Releases Important Notes
Master Beneficiary Summary File (MBSF) Base

CY 1999-2019
Q3 2020

CY 2020 available 11/2021
Q4 2020 available 05/2021

Master Beneficiary Summary File (MBSF): Chronic Conditions Segment

CY 1999 - 2019

CY 2020 available 11/2021

Master Beneficiary Summary File (MBSF): Other Chronic or Potentially Disabling Conditions Segment

CY 2000 - 2019

CY 2020 available 11/2021

Master Beneficiary Summary File (MBSF): Cost and Utilization Segment

CY 1999 - 2019

CY 2020 available 11/2021

Master Beneficiary Summary File (MBSF): National Death Index (NDI) Segment

CY 1999 - 2016

Inpatient (Fee-for-Service)

CY 1999-2019
Q3 2020

CY 2020 available 11/2021
Q4 2020 available 05/2021

MedPAR

CY 1999-2019

CY 2020 available 11/2021

Outpatient (Fee-for-Service)

CY 1999-2019
Q3 2020

CY 2020 available 11/2021
Q4 2020 available 05/2021

Carrier (Fee-for-Service)

CY 1999-2019
Q3 2020

CY 2020 available 11/2021
Q4 2020 available 05/2021

Skilled Nursing Facility (Fee-for-Service)

CY 1999-2019
Q3 2020

CY 2020 available 11/2021
Q4 2020 available 05/2021

Durable Medical Equipment (Fee-for-Service)

CY 1999-2019
Q3 2020

CY 2020 available 11/20201
Q4 2020 available 05/2021

Home Health Agency (Fee-for-Service)

CY 1999-2019
Q3 2020

CY 2020 available 11/2021
Q4 2020 available 05/2021

Hospice (Fee-for-Service)

CY 1999-2019
Q3 2020

CY 2020 available 11/2021
Q4 2020 available 05/2021

Inpatient File (Encounter, Final File)

Service year 2015 - 2018

Outpatient (Encounter, Final File)

Service year 2015 - 2018

Carrier (Encounter, Final File)

Service year 2015 - 2018

Skilled Nursing Facility (Encounter, Final File)

Service year 2015 - 2018

Durable Medical Equipment (Encounter, Final File)

Service year 2015 - 2018

Home Health Agency (Encounter, Final File)

Service year 2015 - 2018

Plan Characteristics File CY 2006-2019 CY 2020 available 12/2021
Risk Score Files

Payment Year 2014

Part D Event (PDE) File

CY 2006-2019

CY 2020 available 12/2021

Part D Drug Characteristics File

CY 2006-2019

CY 2020 available 12/2021

Part D Formulary File

CY 2010-2019

CY 2020 available 12/2021

Part D Pharmacy Characteristics File

CY 2006-2019

CY 2020 available 12/2021

Part D Prescriber Characteristics File

CY 2006-2019

CY 2020 available 12/2021

Part D Medication Therapy Management Data File

CY 2013-2018

Part D Plan Election Type Beneficiary Summary File

CY 2007-2019

TAF Demographic and Eligibility File CY 2014-2018
CY 2019 Preliminary
File or variable availability may vary by year and/or state
TAF Inpatient File CY 2014-2018
CY 2019 Preliminary
File or variable availability may vary by year and/or state
TAF Other Services File CY 2014-2018
CY 2019 Preliminary
File or variable availability may vary by year and/or state
TAF Long Term Care File CY 2014-2018
CY 2019 Preliminary
File or variable availability may vary by year and/or state
TAF Pharmacy File CY 2014-2018
CY 2019 Preliminary
File or variable availability may vary by year and/or state
MAX Personal Summary File CY 1999-2015 File or variable availability may vary by year and/or state
MAX Inpatient File

CY 1999-2015

File or variable availability may vary by year and/or state
MAX Other Services File

CY 1999-2015

File or variable availability may vary by year and/or state
MAX Long Term Care File

CY 1999-2015

File or variable availability may vary by year and/or state
MAX Prescription Drug File

CY 1999 - 2015

File or variable availability may vary by year and/or state
Medicaid Enrollee Supplemental File (MESF): Conditions Segment

1999-2013

File or variable availability may vary by year and/or state
Medicaid Enrollee Supplemental File (MESF): National Death Index (NDI) Segment

1999-2013

File or variable availability may vary by year and/or state
Long Term Care Minimum Data Set (MDS) 3.0 CY 2010-2019 CY 2020 available 01/2022 MDS data more recent than these annual files are typically available from CMS
Home Health Outcome and Assessment Information Set

1999-2018

Home Health Outcome and Assessment Information Set

1999-2019

CY 2020 available 01/2022
Inpatient Rehab Facility-Patient Assessment Instrument

CY 2002-2019

CY 2020 available 01/2022
Long Term Care Minimum Data Set (MDS) - Swing-Bed 3.0 CY 2010-2019 CY 2020 available 01/2022 MDS data more recent than these annual files are typically available from CMS
Long Term Care Minimum Data Set (MDS) 2.0

CY 1999-2010

Long Term Care Minimum Data Set (MDS) - Swing-Bed 2.0

CY 1999 - 2010

Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers & Systems RIF

Varies

Health and Retirement Survey- Medicare Linked Data

CY 1991-2015

Not in VRDC
Health Outcomes Survey RIF

CY 1998-2018

Not in VRDC
Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set RIF

Measurement Years 1997-2016

Not in VRDC
Medicare Data on Provider Practice and Specialty (MD-PPAS)

2008-2017

Medicare Shared Savings Program Accountable Care Organizations (ACO) Beneficiary-level RIF

PY 2013-2020

Medicare Shared Savings Program Accountable Care Organizations (ACO) Provider-level RIF

Initial: PY 2020-2021
Final: PY 2013-2019

National Health and Aging Trends Study (NHATS) - Medicare Linked Data

Retrospective data package including CY 2006-2017

Not in VRDC
Standardized Patient Assessment Data Elements (SPADEs)

Annual 2018

Value Modifier Beneficiary-Level Research Identifiable File

Performance Years 2013 - 2016

Custom extracts are not available
Value Modifier NPI-Practice-Level Research Identifiable File

Performance Years 2013 - 2016

Custom extracts are not available
Value Modifier Practice-Level Research Identifiable File

Performance Years 2013 - 2016

Custom extracts are not available
Medicare-Medicaid Linked Enrollee Analytic Data Source CY 2006-2012
Pioneer Accountable Care Organization (ACO)

2012-2014