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Our Services

ResDAC provides technical assistance to researchers interested in the CMS Medicare and Medicaid data through the following resources:

Assistance Desk: phone or email support for questions, including but not limited to:

  • Strengths, weaknesses, and other research applications of Medicare and Medicaid data
  • Understanding the Medicare and Medicaid programs and policies, particularly as they relate to research
  • Structure and creation of CMS administrative data files
  • Specifications for CMS data request packets
  • Details on cohort selection options
  • Generation of cost invoices for data
  • Interpretation of data analysis results (Note: ResDAC does not perform statistical analyses or provide programming assistance.)

CMS Data Workshops: in-person, interactive workshops

Online Learning: webinars, recorded videos and knowledgebase articles

  • Live webinars
  • Recorded video of webinars and workshops
  • Knowledgebase articles including brief data or file alerts, detailed review of topics and analytic guidance