Sources and Use of Medicare Enrollment Information

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This video is one segment in a series of videos from ResDAC’s Introduction to using Medicare Fee-for-Service (FFS) Data for Research.

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.

This presentation will review:

  • the source of the data in the Master Beneficiary Summary File
  • who is included in the file
  • a detailed description of the contents of the file, including variables used for:
    • patient identification
    • demographic information
    • tracking eligibility for receiving particular services under Medicare
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