We offer a range of support services to new and existing data partners–from hosting webinars to CMS data management.
To get information on these services, use the navigation links on the right.
We hold on-demand webinars on the following key partnership topics for new and existing data partners:
To schedule a webinar, email us at MedRIC@AcumenLLC.com.
We assist you in establishing NIA data authorization, linking your study or survey participants, developing participant-linked CMS data files, keeping linkage and data files up-to-date, and distributing files to authorized researchers.
To help you get NIA data authorization to access our data inventory, we offer live support to guide you through the process of establishing or updating your NIA DUA.
We link your study or survey participants to CMS administrative records and output two types of linkage documents:
High-Level Match Rate Summary report that includes:
Two Crosswalk Files consisting of:
NOTE: The Researcher Crosswalk File does not contain any personally identifiable information (PII).
We also update your linkage twice a year. To do so, we:
To make your research easier, we develop a research-oriented version of your study or survey participants' CMS data by synchronizing versions of Parts A & B data and developing summary files that aggregate raw Medicare and Medicaid data from one participant into one row of data.
To minimize the re-identification risk of merging your study or survey data to CMS data, we've developed a Variable Encryption Techniques workbook for you to specify or update CMS data variable encryption methods.
To support your researchers, we've developed a MedRIC-specific data request form that simplifies how those researchers request access to your study or survey participants' CMS data in our data inventory.
To assist you with the distribution of CMS-linked data of your study or survey participants, we follow NIA's data distribution protocols and securely distribute files to authorized recipients.
To get you newly available CMS data for your study or survey participants, we request CMS authorization to add new CMS data to NIA's CMS data inventory annually. When we do so, we work with you to ensure that your NIA DUA remains up-to-date and in sync with NIA's DUA.
To help you manage your partnership duties, we can provide you with access to our Request Tracking Tool, which enables you to:
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and (650) 558 - 8310.