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 provides an overview of the Medicaid program, including the history of Medicaid, Medicaid eligibility and benefits, Medicaid populations and expenditures…

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…

This presentation provides a background on risk adjustment, including the general program and policy goals of risk adjustment, the history of risk adjustment, and an…

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 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…