Learn about CMS data

ResDAC provides a variety of resources for education and training, including in-person workshops, online webinars and videos, knowledgebase articles, and national conferences.


ResDAC-hosted workshops highlight information on the strengths and limitations of CMS data, guidance on analyses using the data and how claims-based studies can explore important health care issues.

Online Learning

Videos and webinars
Join us online for an upcoming webinar or browse our collection of recorded video sessions addressing topics and issues of ongoing interest or new developments in CMS data.


Articles and Medicaid data quality resources
Search articles created by ResDAC on analytic guidance, including "how-to(s)" and resources, details on data file contents, and information on the request process. You will also find other resource documents on Medicaid TAF data quality developed by CMS.
For more information regarding ResDAC education opportunities, please contact ResDAC.

Workshops Offered

To Be Announced
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Medicare data are useful for understanding the cost and use of healthcare, but they are also…

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Understanding the origin, structure and contents of the Medicare Part D data is essential to…

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Claims for a Medicare beneficiary enrolled in Medicare Advantage (also known as “Part C”) are…

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Medicaid TAF (T-MSIS Analytic File) data are optimized for researchers to analyze enrollment,…

What others say

"This was equivalent to most commercially available non-health seminars I have attended which usually retail at $2,000 - $3,000. Outstanding value and organization."

Elizabeth S., Medical College of Wisconsin
Attended Introduction to the Use of Medicare Part D Data for Research

"Very helpful in understanding the whole Medicare system. There seems to be a wealth of opportunities for future research."

Margriet F., Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Attended Introduction to the Use of Medicare Data for Research

"Thank you. This has been extremely helpful and will save us many headaches for our current study. The presenters were wonderful and the information was invaluable!"

Carin S., Mayo Clinic
Attended Introduction to the Use of Medicare Data for Research