Description: This cyberseminar will provide an overview of the data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that are available for use in VA. The presentation will include a brief overview of the types of data produced by CMS, its availability in the VHA, and Veterans' enrollment or inclusion in these programs. Lastly, the presenter will provide examples using multiple types of CMS data together to accurately ascertain healthcare services received outside VHA.
• Describe CMS and USRDS data that can be used to assess Veterans' health services use outside VHA
• Discuss strengths and limitations of several types of CMS data
• Provide guidance on which CMS data may be most beneficial based on specific research objectives or cohorts
• Explain how to access and where to find support for working with CMS data