Research Identifiable File Availability

Title Availability Date Requests Can Be Accepted for Upcoming Releases Important Notes
CMMI Model Data Sharing (CMDS) Model Participation Data Initiative
Master Beneficiary Summary File (MBSF) Base CY 1999-2020 CY 2021 available 11/2022
Master Beneficiary Summary File (MBSF): 30 CCW Chronic Conditions Segment CY 2017-2020 CY 2021 available 11/2022
Master Beneficiary Summary File (MBSF): 27 CCW Chronic Conditions Segment CY 1999-2020 CY 2021 available 11/2022
Master Beneficiary Summary File (MBSF): Other Chronic or Potentially Disabling Conditions Segment CY 2000-2020 CY 2021 available 11/2022
Master Beneficiary Summary File (MBSF): Cost and Utilization Segment CY 1999-2020 CY 2021 available 11/2022
Master Beneficiary Summary File (MBSF): National Death Index (NDI) Segment

CY 1999-2016

  • Only available in VRDC
Inpatient (Fee-for-Service) CY 1999-2020 CY 2021 available 11/2022
MedPAR CY 1999-2020 CY 2021 available 11/2022
Outpatient (Fee-for-Service) CY 1999-2020 CY 2021 available 11/2022
Carrier (Fee-for-Service) CY 1999-2020 CY 2021 available 11/2022
Skilled Nursing Facility (Fee-for-Service) CY 1999-2020 CY 2021 available 11/2022
Durable Medical Equipment (Fee-for-Service) CY 1999-2020 CY 2021 available 11/2022
Home Health Agency (Fee-for-Service) CY 1999-2020 CY 2021 available 11/2022
Hospice (Fee-for-Service) CY 1999-2020 CY 2021 available 11/2022
Inpatient (Encounter) Service year 2015-2019
Service year 2020 Preliminary
Outpatient (Encounter) Service year 2015-2019
Service year 2020 Preliminary
Carrier (Encounter) Service year 2015-2019
Service year 2020 Preliminary
Skilled Nursing Facility (Encounter) Service year 2015-2019
Service year 2020 Preliminary
Durable Medical Equipment (Encounter) Service year 2015-2019
Service year 2020 Preliminary
Home Health Agency (Encounter) Service year 2015-2019
Service year 2020 Preliminary
Plan Characteristics File CY 2006-2020 CY 2021 available 12/2022
Risk Score Files

Payment Year 2014

Part D Event (PDE) File

CY 2006-2020

CY 2021 available 12/2022

Part D Drug Characteristics File

CY 2006-2020

CY 2021 available 12/2022

Part D Formulary File

CY 2010-2020

CY 2021 available 12/2022

Part D Pharmacy Characteristics File

CY 2006-2020

CY 2021 available 12/2022

Part D Prescriber Characteristics File

CY 2006-2020

CY 2021 available 12/2022

Part D Medication Therapy Management Data File

CY 2013-2020

Part D Plan Election Type Beneficiary Summary File

CY 2007-2020

TAF Demographic and Eligibility File CY 2014-2019
2020 Preliminary
  • File or variable availability may vary by year and/or state
  • TAF data requests may take longer to deliver than other CMS RIF data due to data volume
TAF Inpatient File CY 2014-2019
2020 Preliminary
  • File or variable availability may vary by year and/or state
  • TAF data requests may take longer to deliver than other CMS RIF data due to data volume
TAF Other Services File CY 2014-2019
2020 Preliminary
  • File or variable availability may vary by year and/or state
  • TAF data requests may take longer to deliver than other CMS RIF data due to data volume
TAF Long Term Care File CY 2014-2019
2020 Preliminary
  • File or variable availability may vary by year and/or state
  • TAF data requests may take longer to deliver than other CMS RIF data due to data volume
TAF Pharmacy File CY 2014-2019
2020 Preliminary
  • File or variable availability may vary by year and/or state
  • TAF data requests may take longer to deliver than other CMS RIF data due to data volume
TAF Annual Managed Care Plan (APL) CY 2014-2019
2020 Preliminary
TAF Annual Provider (APR) CY 2014-2019
2020 Preliminary
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

  • Only available in VRDC
  • File or variable availability may vary by year and/or state
Long Term Care Minimum Data Set (MDS) 3.0 CY 2010-2020 CY 2021 available 01/2023
  • MDS data more recent than these annual files are typically available from CMS
Home Health Outcome and Assessment Information Set

CY 1999-2020

CY 2021 available 01/2023
Inpatient Rehab Facility-Patient Assessment Instrument

CY 1999-2020

CY 2021 available 01/2023
Long Term Care Minimum Data Set (MDS) - Swing-Bed 3.0 CY 2010-2020 CY 2021 available 01/2023
  • 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

  • There are gaps in years of data submission due to the COVID-19 pandemic
Health and Retirement Survey - Medicare Linked Data

CY 1991-2015

  • CMS is no longer distributing this file. See MedRIC's website to request this data.
Health Outcomes Survey RIF

CY 1998-2018

  • Not available in VRDC
Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS)

Measurement Years 2015-2021

  • Not available in VRDC
  • There are gaps in years of data submission due to the COVID-19 pandemic
Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) File 1: Measures File (does not include Plan All-Cause Readmission measure) MY 2015-2016
  • Not available in VRDC
  • There are gaps in years of data submission due to the COVID-19 pandemic
Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) File 2: Plan All-Cause Readmission (PCR) Measure MY 2015-2016
  • Not available in VRDC
  • There are gaps in years of data submission due to the COVID-19 pandemic
Medicare Data on Provider Practice and Specialty (MD-PPAS)

2008-2020

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

PY 2013-2020
PY 2021: Initial, Q1-Q4
PY 2022: Initial, Q1

Medicare Shared Savings Program Accountable Care Organizations (ACO) Provider-level RIF PY 2013-2020
PY 2021: Initial
PY 2022: Initial
Comprehensive ESRD Care (CEC) Beneficiary RIF PY1: October 2015 - December 2016
PY2: 2017
Comprehensive ESRD Care (CEC) Provider RIF PY1: October 2015 - December 2016
PY2: 2017
Next Generation ACO Model Beneficiary RIF PY1: 2016
PY2: 2017
PY3: 2018
PY4: 2019
Next Generation ACO Model Provider RIF PY1: 2016
PY2: 2017
PY3: 2018
PY4: 2019
National Health and Aging Trends Study (NHATS) - Medicare Linked Data

Retrospective data package including CY 2006-2017

  • CMS is no longer distributing this file. See MedRIC's website to request this data.
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 (MMLEADS) 1.0 CY 2006-2012
Pioneer Accountable Care Organization (ACO)

2012-2014

Medicare-Medicaid Linked Enrollee Analytic Data Source (MMLEADS) 3.0 CY 2016