CMS data use is restricted to specific researchers to complete
specific research projects only.
provides the required assistance in preparing documents for data requests, and CMS evaluates the requests.
If CMS approves a data use request for medicare claims data, the approval is for a specific researcher to do a specific research project only.
The CMS Medicare datasets below
may be available for reuse by NBER affiliates.
CMS does not require requestors to have a federal grant to prove funding, but the NBER currently requires an NIA grant.
Any NBER researcher who gets CMS approval for a DUA request should complete the
NIH Human Subjects training
and read carefully and sign and return the
NBER security procedures
Please note that CMS constantly updates the requirements for making a request. All requests of any kind for CMS data must go through ResDAC to be considered by CMS. So please consult ResDAC for the correct information on how to reuse CMS data. Only ResDAC can provide current and correct advice.
One of the documents needed for a reuse request is a Letter of Support from the Original Requestor. The original requestor info and datasets are available below. Once this letter is fully and completely ready for David Wise's signature, please email an electronic copy plus the research protocol to Jean Roth. If eligible, she will provide information needed for a letter of support.
MCBS, NLTCS, and MPIER files may be available for a request reuse from CMS.
E-mail Jean Roth with questions.