Online Learning

Browse ResDAC's collection of videos that introduce you to CMS data as well as describe common research topics.
Introductory
Videos

This webcast describes CMS' definition of research and explains how to describe a study in the form of a research question because that is a requirement for data release…

This webinar provides an overview of the process and time involved in making a request for CMS restricted (identifiable) data for a research project. The video will…

Successful application of MAX data to research questions requires understanding some specific issues regarding the eligibility and utilization data that is presented in…

This presentation will review the source of the data that is used to build the CMS Medicaid Analytic Extract files (MAX), which are the files released when CMS approves a…

This presentation uses MAX data to explore three research questions related to geographic variation in Medicaid expenditures:

» Does interstate variation in…

This presentation outlines several useful algorithms that can be used to summarize Medicaid eligibility category, coverage by managed care, use of inpatient physician…

This video provides a description of Minimum Dataset 3 (MDS) and Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS). The content details the purpose and uses of each data…

This webcast describes CMS data resources, files…

This presentation provides background information about the cost reports that will help researchers understand the cost report data.  This presentation includes a…

This presentation defines the different types of cost-to-charge ratios (CCRs), how to use these CCRs, and the locations of the CCRs in the data files.  The segment walks…

For each of the CMS claim file types, the variables used in calculating costs for CMS covered services is reviewed. Calculations are defined by 1) what Medicare reimbursed…

The Plan Characteristics File contains information about plan type, benefit design, premium, cost-sharing, and service area of the Part D plans. This presentation reviews…

Due to encrypted pharmacy and prescriber identifiers in the PDE data, researcher may require additional information related to the dispensing pharmacy and the prescriber.…

This presentation provides an overview of the derived variables found in the PDE data. Why derived variables are created, how the variables are created, and by whom is…