SEER-Medicare Health Outcomes Survey (SEER-MHOS) Linked Data Resource

The SEER-MHOS data set is a resource to research health outcomes in cancer. It is based on a linkage between the NCI's Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER)External Web Site Policy cancer registry and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' (CMS) Medicare Health Outcomes Survey (MHOS)External Web Site Policy that provides information about the health-related quality of life (HRQOL) of Medicare Advantage Organization enrollees.

SEER-MHOS Overview

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

SEER—MHOS: Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER)—Medicare Health Outcomes Survey (MHOS)
Graphic showing what is included in seer-mhos data
  • Cancer Registry Data
  • Medicare Health Outcomes Survey Data
  • Medicare Advantage Enrollment Data
  • Part D Enrollment and Claims Data


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.

Introduction to the SEER-MHOS Data Resource

Data Support

Data Policies & Privacy Issues

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

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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions about the SEER-MHOS dataset.

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Last Updated: 22 Apr, 2024