Division of Geriatrics - CMS Data ReUse Initiative


UCSF researchers with topic interests in aging-related areas often obtain data directly from the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), which is a labor-intensive and time-consuming process. To help overcome these challenges, the UCSF Pepper Center and Division of Geriatrics has partnered with the School of Medicine Dean’s Office Technology Services (SOM Tech) to make available the CMS Data Reuse Initiative, a valuable set of data and research resources to support UCSF research in population health, health equity, and health services. For investigators conducting aging-focused research with the UCSF Pepper Center and Division of Geriatrics, this initiative can facilitate access to a 20% representative sample of all Medicare beneficiaries 65 years and older with fee-for–service coverage of Medicare Parts A, B, and D.


Data Holdings

Our initiative provides access to a 20% representative Medicare sample. View specific files and years of CMS data available through this Initiative.

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Statistician Services

Our UCSF Pepper Center can also provide programmer/statistician services for data extraction, data cleaning, and performing analysis.

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RAE Premium

Our Initiative will provide its users with access to the UCSF Research Analysis Environment (RAE), Premium tier. To learn more about RAE and the software it supports, click below.

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Obtaining Access/Questions?

Interested in participating in this initiative? Request a consultation to learn more.