SEER-CAHPS Linked Data Resource

The SEER-CAHPS data resource is a resource for quality of cancer care research based on a linkage between the NCI's Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) cancer registry data and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' (CMS) Medicare Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS®) patient surveys.

To stay up to date on the data linkage, please join the SEER-CAHPS listservExternal Web Site Policy.

To learn more about other SEER-linkage data resources, see the How SEER-CAHPS differs from SEER-Medicare & SEER-MHOS page.

SEER—CAHPS: Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER)—Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS)
Graphic showing what is included in seer-cahps data
  • Cancer Registry Data
  • Medicare CAHPS Surveys
  • Medicare Enrollment Data
  • Medicare Fee-for-Service Claims


CMS Research Data Request & Access Policy

In response to the CMS Research Data Request & Access PolicyExternal Web Site Policy, NCI will identify an enclave environment for the SEER-CMS data resources: SEER-Medicare, SEER-MHOS, SEER-CAHPS, and SEER-Medicaid. Please monitor this section for updates.

SEER-CAHPS linkage data

We are now accepting applications for the 2022 SEER-CAHPS linkage data.


The Texas controls are not a complete sample. These should not be used for analysis until the 2024 linkage is complete.

Introduction to the SEER-CAHPS Data Resource

Data Support

Data Policies & Privacy Issues

Information regarding data policies and privacy/confidentiality considerations for using SEER-CAHPS data.

More About Policies & Privacy

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions about the SEER-CAHPS data resource.

See the FAQs

Need Help?

Have questions about this topic or need additional assistance?

Contact the SEER-CAHPS team
Last Updated: 22 Apr, 2024