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Expert Meeting on the Potential Value of Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Data as a Resource for National Institute on Aging Studies

The National Institute on Aging (NIA) commissioned the Committee on National Statistics of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to convene an expert meeting on May 4, 2016, to discuss the value of using data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and private health insurance claims as a research resource for NIA-funded studies. Research made possible by linkages to CMS data facilitates CMS purposes as well. Participants examined the role that CMS data can play in enhancing NIA behavioral and social research, the research opportunities that exist, and the limitations associated with these data. They also discussed examples of common and novel uses of CMS data, the different types of data available to researchers, as well as the feasibility of linkages to other data infrastructure studies. A meeting summary (PDF, 633K) is available.