Medicare & Medicaid Resource Information Center (MedRIC)

We provide Medicare and Medicaid data and tools to academic, non-profit, and government researchers.

Our Work
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Our Work

We make Medicare and Medicaid data files for National Institute on Aging (NIA) study- or survey-focused research. We obtain NIA study or survey participants’ Medicare and Medicaid data and format those data for research use. We then provide these data files to researchers, like you, who have NIA approval to access these data.

We also build secure research tools. We use our security and data know-how to build research tools for sensitive data. These tools include a remote-access enclave that enables researchers, like you, to study sensitive CMS and NIA study or survey data in an environment that meets federal security mandates.

Primary Services

Primary Services

We provide two primary services to researchers and partners.

Research-Oriented Datasets

We offer the following types and years of Medicare and Medicaid data for research on NIA study or survey participants.

  • Medicare Parts A & B
    1991 - Current
  • Medicare Part C (Medicare Advantage)
    2015 - Current
  • Medicare Part D
    2006 - Current
  • Medicare-Managed Assessments
    1999 - Current
  • Medicaid
    1999 - Current

For more information on our data sets, visit the Data: Inventory page.

For examples of publications that used these data, visit the Resources: Bibliography page.

Remote-Access Enclave

Our remote-access enclave has the following resources needed to conduct health-focused research:

  • Business Software
    Adobe Reader, Microsoft Office
  • Data
    NIA study or survey data and CMS data
  • MedRIC-Developed Tools
    Tool for requesting file transfers, tool for running statistical programs on powerful processing servers
  • Statistical Software
    Notepad++, R, SAS, and Stata

Our Enclave also complies with the Federal Information Security Modernization Act (FISMA).

For more information, visit the Data & Enclave: Enclave page.