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SEER-Medicare: Summary Table of Available Medicare Data for Cancer & Non-cancer Cases (for files available 2014)

Note: Medicare claims prior to 1998 are available only for cases diagnosed with cancer before 2003. Cases diagnosed in 2003 - 2005 have claims from 1998+, cases diagnosed in 2006 - 2007 have claims from 2000+, cases diagnosed in 2008 - 2009 have claims from 2002+, and cases diagnosed in 2010 - 2011 have claims from 2004+.

File Name Data available for Cancer Cases (see note) Data Available for Non-Cancer Cases (5%)
Entitlement Data
Cancer Cases: Patient Entitlement and Diagnosis Summary File (PEDSF)* Cancer cases diagnosed 1973-2011** N/A
Non-cancer Cases: Summarized Denominator (SUMDENOM) File* N/A 1991-2011
Claims Files
Medicare Provider Analysis and Review (MEDPAR) 1991-2012 1991-2012
Carrier Claims (old name Physician/supplier (NCH)) 1991-2012 1991-2012
Outpatient (OUTPT) 1991-2012 1991-2012
Home Health Agencies (HHA) 1991-2012 1991-2012
Hospice 1991-2012 1991-2012
Durable Medical Equipment (DME) 1994-2012 1994-2012
Part D Event (PDE) 2007-2012 2007-2012

* Includes Part D enrollment information from 2006 forward.

** Cancer cases from the expansion registries are diagnosed in 2000 or later.

Hospital files containing hospital characteristics collected by CMS are available free of charge with NCI approval to those investigators with an approved SEER-Medicare application. See Provider Files for details.

Last Modified: 10 Sep 2014