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VIReC CMS Data Miniseries

Medicare Data in the OMOP Common Data Model

by Kristin de Groot, MPH
Seminar date: 4/12/2022

Description: This session will describe efforts underway in the VA to transform Medicare data into the OMOP common data model (CDM). The presenter will discuss benefits to using Medicare data in this format and the current status of the transformation. Examples will be provided demonstrating how Medicare and VA data in OMOP format can be used together.

• Provide an overview of Medicare data and how it can be used to assess Veterans' health services use outside VA
• Describe the structure of the OMOP common data model
• Discuss the benefits and limitations of using Medicare data in the OMOP common data model
• Describe how the VA and Medicare data can be analyzed together by utilizing the OMOP versions of these data
• Explain where to find support for working with Medicare OMOP data

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