Data Products » Restricted Data Product List » HRS Medicare Claims and Summary Data (2012) Cross-Reference

HRS provides a cross-reference file that links the CMS files created by Acumen LLC to HRS. The purpose of this file is to allow Acumen to retrieve the Medicare records of HRS respondents without being able to merge this information to HRS public or restricted files. Steps in this process are:

  • HRS provides Acumen with a list of respondents who have given permission for Medicare record analysis. This list is keyed on a sequence number created by HRS
  • Acumen replaces the respondent's HIC with a unique identifier (BID) and links that value to the HRS sequence number.
  • HRS creates a cross-reference file that links BID to HHIDPN, dropping the sequence number.
N: 22,512
Product Type: CMS
Entry Cohort Info: HRS; AHEAD; CODA; War Baby; EBB, MBB
Version Notes:

The current CMS data linkage includes HRS respondents interviewed through the 2012 wave who have consented to the Medicare data linkage.. The HRS Medicare Claims and Summary Data Cross-Reference file is required to merge the CMS files created by Acumen LLC with HRS survey data.

Latest Release: August 2014 (2012)

Note(s):

The data file that you receive from Acumen LLC is keyed on a unique 9-character field that replaces the respondent's HIC. The name of this field is BID_HRS_21. In order to merge CMS records with HRS files, you need to replace the BID_HRS_21 identifier with HHID and PN using this cross-reference file.


Important Links:
Restricted Dataset Merge Cross-ReferenceApplication ProceduresHRS-Medicare Data Dictionary (Standard Release)HRS-Medicare Data Dictionary (Geographic Release)HRS-Medicare Data Dictionary (Provider Release)

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