We offer a range of support services to new and existing survey 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 survey partners:
To schedule a webinar, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We assist you in establishing CMS data authorization, linking your 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 CMS data authorization to access our data inventory, we connect you with our Researcher Data Assistance Center (ResDAC) contacts, who will guide you through the process of establishing or updating your CMS DUA.
To assist you in composing your CMS data request materials, we provide you with semi-populated ResDAC request forms.
We link your 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 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 the survey data to the survey-linked CMS data, we've developed a Variable Encryption Techniques workbook for your survey 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 survey participants' CMS-linked data in our data inventory.
To assist you with the distribution of CMS-linked data of your survey participants, we follow CMS's data distribution protocols and securely distribute files to authorized recipients.
To get you newly available CMS data for your survey participants, we request CMS authorization to add new CMS data to our inventory annually. When we do so, we work with you to ensure that your CMS DUA remains up-to-date and in sync with our own.
To help you manage external researchers' requests for your survey participants' CMS data, we can provide you with access to our Request Tracking Tool, which enables you to:
Contact us at email@example.com and (650) 558 - 8310.