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Purpose of this document:

Qualified Entity - Request Data

After receiving your Phase 2 compliance notification, you may submit a request through ResDAC to obtain Medicare data.  Please include “QE Request” in the subject line of the email. 

Establish a new Data Use Agreement (DUA)

To request data for the first time, you must submit the following documents to establish a Data Use Agreement with CMS.

  1. QE Data Use Agreement (DUA)
  2. QE Specifications Worksheet
  • If you are requesting Part D Data, please fill out the PDE Justification tab included in the Specifications Worksheet.

Prepare drafts (no signatures) of the documents and email to resdac@umn.edu. ResDAC will assist with obtaining a cost invoice, finalizing documents, and submitting to CMS.

Add Data to a Qualified Entity DUA

When you need to add new files or years to the existing DUA, it is called an amendment.

  1. Update to Existing Data Use Agreement
  2. QE Specifications Worksheet
  • If you are requesting Part D Data, please fill out the PDE Justification tab included in the Specifications Worksheet.

Prepare drafts (no signatures) of the documents and email to resdac@umn.edu. ResDAC will assist with obtaining a cost invoice, finalizing documents, and submitting to CMS.