Online Learning

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

This presentation provides an overview of the Medicare program including its structure and content. Topics discussed include the type of eligibility into the Medicare…

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…

Conceptual understanding of the importance of a denominator file for Medicare research is essential to proper design and effective use of the Medicare administrative data…

The Medicare Provider Analysis and Review (MedPAR) file contains information about inpatient and skilled nursing facility stays. The inpatient stays are the focus of this…

The Medicare claims and enrollment files contain information needed for CMS to administer the Medicare program. However, researchers may need other information to…

The Carrier file contains claims submitted by non-institutional providers such as physicians, nurse practitioners, clinical laboratories, ambulance services, suppliers and…

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…