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Updated MedRIC Data Request Form for NHATS Data

We've made some changes to the MedRIC Data Request Form for National Health and Aging Trends Study (NHATS)-linked CMS data files. Specifically, we've added a VERSION column to the Data Request tab, enabling you to specify a data version (Standard or Provider) for each CMS data type/setting that NHATS has approved you to receive.

Action Items for Researchers who Do Not have CMS Authorization for These Data

If you need Medicare, Medicaid, and/or assessment data for your NHATS-related study and do not have a CMS DUA in place, we recommend holding off on submitting a new data request, as the process for requesting CMS-linked data from our Center is shifting to a faster, streamlined process in the coming weeks. We will provide a detailed overview of the new data request process via email once it is finalized.

If you need Medicare, Medicaid, and/or assessment data for your NHATS-related study and are currently in the process of requesting these data from CMS, we recommend working with ResDAC to determine whether to modify your existing request or create a new one.

Action Items for Researchers who Already Have CMS Authorization for These Data

If CMS has already authorized you to receive the data types listed above for your NHATS-related study, please complete the MedRIC Request Form for NHATS' CMS Data. Once you complete the Form, you will need to submit it, along with other ResDAC materials, to ResDAC at resdac@umn.edu. ResDAC will then review your request and assist you with next steps.