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

Note: Medicare claims prior to 1998 are available only for cases diagnosed with cancer before 2003. Cases diagnosed in 2003 - 2005 have claims from 1998+, cases diagnosed in 2006 - 2007 have claims from 2000+, cases diagnosed in 2008 - 2009 have claims from 2002+, cases diagnosed in 2010 - 2011 have claims from 2004+, and cases diagnosed in 2012 - 2013 have claims from 2006+.

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 1973-2013** N/A
Non-cancer Cases: Summarized Denominator (SUMDENOM) File* N/A 1991-2013
Claims Files
Medicare Provider Analysis and Review (MEDPAR) 1991-2014 1991-2014
Carrier Claims (old name Physician/supplier (NCH)) 1991-2014 1991-2014
Outpatient (OUTPAT) 1991-2014 1991-2014
Home Health Agencies (HHA) 1991-2014 1991-2014
Hospice 1991-2014 1991-2014
Durable Medical Equipment (DME) 1994-2014 1994-2014
Part D Event (PDE) 2007-2014 2007-2014
CC Flags 1999 – 2014 1999 - 2014

* 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.