SEER-Medicare: Available Files by Year

Note: Medicare claims prior to 1998 are available only for cases diagnosed with cancer before 2003 and controls included prior to 2003. Cases diagnosed in 2003-2005 and controls who became eligible between 2003-2005 have claims from 1998+; cases diagnosed 2006 -2007 and controls who became eligible between 2006-2007 have claims from 2000+; cases diagnosed 2008-2009 and controls who became eligible between 2008-2009 have claims from 2002+; cases diagnosed 2010-2011 and controls who became eligible between 2010-2011 have claims 2004+; Cases diagnosed 2012-2013 and controls who became eligible between 2012-2013 have claims 2006+. Cases diagnosed 2014-2015 and controls who became eligible between 2014-2015 have claims 2008+.

File Name Data available for Cancer Cases (see note) Data Available for Non-Cancer Cases (5%)
Entitlement Data
Cancer Cases: Patient Entitlement and Diagnosis Summary File (PEDSF)* Cancer cases diagnosed 1973-2015** N/A
Cancer Cases: 5% All Cancers Diagnosis File* Cancer cases diagnosed 1991-2015** N/A
Non-cancer Cases: Summarized Denominator (SUMDENOM) File* N/A 1991-2015
Claims Files
Medicare Provider Analysis and Review (MEDPAR) 1991-2016 1991-2016
Carrier Claims (old name Physician/supplier (NCH)) 1991-2016 1991-2016
Outpatient (OUTPAT) 1991-2016 1991-2016
Home Health Agencies (HHA) 1991-2016 1991-2016
Hospice 1991-2016 1991-2016
Durable Medical Equipment (DME) 1994-2016 1994-2016
Part D Event (PDE) 2007-2016 2007-2016
CC Flags 1999 – 2016 1999 - 2016
MDS (Minimum Data Set) 2011-2016 N/A
OASIS (Outcome and Assessment Information Set) 2010-2016 N/A

* Includes Part D enrollment information from 2007 forward.

** 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-Medicare application. See Provider Files for details.

Last Updated: 23 May, 2019