SEER-CAHPS: Summary Table of Available Medicare Data for Cancer & Non-cancer Cases

Note: Medicare claims in 2002 – 2004 are available only for cases diagnosed with cancer before 2010. Cases diagnosed in 2010 – 2011 have claims from 2005+, cases diagnosed in 2012 – 2013 have claims from 2007+.

File Name Data available for Cancer Cases (see note) Data Available for Non-cancer Cases
Entitlement Data
Cancer Cases: Patient Entitlement and Diagnosis Summary File (PEDSF) Cancer cases diagnosed 1973 – 2013* N/A
Non-cancer Cases: Summarized Denominator (SUMDENOM) File* N/A 1996 – 2015
Claims Files
Medicare Provider Analysis and Review (MEDPAR) 2002 – 2015 2002 – 2015
Carrier Claims (old name Physician/supplier (NCH)) 2002 – 2015 2002 – 2015
Outpatient (OUTPAT) 2002 – 2015 2002 – 2015
Home Health Agencies (HHA) 2002 – 2015 2002 – 2015
Hospice 2002 – 2015 2002 – 2015
Durable Medical Equipment (DME) 2003 – 2015 2003 – 2015
Part D (PDE) 2007 – 2015 N/A

* 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-CAHPS application. See Provider Files for details.

Last Updated: 09 Mar, 2020