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

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

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

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 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…

The Medicare cost reports can be downloaded from the CMS website.  CMS provides several documents to aid with the use of the cost reports. This presentation describes each…

This presentation describes where to find the Medicare cost report downloads, what is contained within each data file, and the definitions used to create the download.…