PharmacoEpidemiology and Economic Research Group


University of Alabama at Birmingham

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) Chronic Condition Warehouse (CCW) Data*

  1. 100% of inpatient and skilled nursing facility Medicare claims for 2000-2018
  2. 100% of Myocardial Infarction (MI) Medicare claims for 2006-2018
  3. Medicare 5% random sample of all beneficiaries for the years 1999-2018
  4. Medicare beneficiaries diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, psoriasis, ankylosing spondylitis, and inflammatory bowel disease, (100% of claims), 2000-2018
  5. Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey (MCBS) data, linked to person-level Medicare claims data current 2017
  6. Medicare Inpatient records linked to the OPTIMIZE-HF heart failure study
  7. Medicare Inpatient, Outpatient and Part D claims data linked to the REGARDS cohort
  8. Medicaid (MAX) - 100% and 5% sample data for selected years, 1999-2005

Other Data

  1. Alabama Children's Health Insurance Program (subject to permission from Alabama Department of Public Health)
  2. ALL Kids (low-cost, comprehensive healthcare coverage program for children under age 19 in Alabama) data for 1999-2019
  3. MarketScan (data aggregator of various, large U.S. health plans including biometric and laboratory data) for 2006-2018, and Medicaid 2011-2018
  4. Healthcare Cost and Utilization (HCUP) Nationwide Inpatient Sample 1999-2015
  5. Other public use databases (e.g. National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NAMCS))
  6. Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) tumor registry data for various cancers, linked to Medicare claims
  7. Various commercial insurance claims databases (e.g. United Healthcare/i3 Optuminsight, VIVA)

Look up Data Resources

  1. First DataBank drug information
  2. American Medical Association Masterfile
  3. HCPCS and ICD10 code translations
*Available through CMS Data Use or Reuse applications



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