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…

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

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

» Does interstate variation in…

Resources exist that can be used both prior to and after receiving CMS MAX data. Some of these are reviewed including descriptions of the Medicaid programs, sources for…

This webinar will provide an overview of CMS's new Synthetic Public Use File. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) recently released the Data Entrepreneurs'…

A review of the education objectives for the Part D workshop is presented. The presentation then moves into a description of the Medicare Part D program. Topics covered…

This presentation provides an understanding of demographic and useful enrollment variables available in the Master Beneficiary Summary File. In addition to a review of the…

This presentation reviews the PDE variable "Product Service ID" which is the National Drug Code (NDC). Information related to what an NDC is, how it is formatted, and who…

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…

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.…