Data: Documentation

Download data dictionaries, methodology statements, and change logs using the file links below.

To find definitions for common Medicare and Medicaid terms, visit the Data: Terminology page.

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Change Log for 2013-2016 CMS Data

Describes changes to Medicare and/or Medicaid variables in MedRIC's Phase 22 research files.

PDF

922.80 KB

2/20/2019

Denominator (DN) Data Dictionary

Contains the HRS Denominator data dictionary.

Excel

57.5 KB

7/31/2020

Denominator (DN) and Master Beneficiary Summary File (MBSF) Crosswalk

Maps DN variable names to MBSF variable names, including the new Part C/D variables that were added in the MBSF.

PDF

90.60 KB

1/19/2019

Master Beneficiary Summary File (MBSF) Data Dictionary

Contains the HRS MBSF data dictionary.

Excel

58 KB

7/31/2020

Part D Drug Event Data Dictionary

Contains the HRS Part D data dictionary.

Excel

31.8 KB

7/31/2020