Data Products » Restricted Data Product List » HRS Medicare Claims and Summary Data (2010) 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:
|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 2010 wave who have consented to the Medicare data linkage and claims data from 1991-2010. 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: October 2013 (v1.0)|
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_19. In order to merge CMS records with HRS files, you need to replace the BID_HRS_19 identifier with HHID and PN using this cross-reference file.