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 brief presentation outlines the educational objectives for the Introduction to Medicare workshop. Objectives of the workshop which are found in the various video…

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 presentation provides an understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of the Medicare administrative data for research purposes. The claims data are derived from…

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…

Knowledge of where the Medicare data originate and what Medicare data files are available to you for research purposes is needed for guidance in the creation of any study…

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…

This presentation begins with a discussion of the difference between a claim and a Part D "event" record. This presentation further reviews how the Part D data are…