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2008-2010 Data Entrepreneurs Synthetic PUF Download Page

Each of the 20 samples contains eight files – three beneficiary files (one for each year), one inpatient file containing three years of data, one outpatient file containing three years of data, one PDE file containing three years of data, and two carrier files containing three years of data (Carrier 1 and Carrier 2).  Because of file size limitations, a Carrier sample was split into two CSV files. Both CSV files in a sample must be downloaded.  The SAS read-in program for the Carrier files creates one SAS data set from the two CSV files in the sample.  Beneficiary data was obtained for each year that the beneficiary enrolled in Medicare.  A single Beneficiary sample contains three CSV files, one for each year.  Because beneficiary files contain time varying variables like chronic conditions, reimbursement variables, and death, three files (one for each year) were provided to keep the same variable name as in the actual data.  All three CSV files in a sample must be downloaded. The SAS read-in program for the Beneficiary files creates one SAS data set for each year within a sample. If the beneficiary dies between 2008 and 2010, the beneficiary will not have any data in years after the beneficiary’s death.

Although actual Medicare data are provided by year, De-SynPUFs provided three-year claims files to decrease the number of files users have to download and to take the advantage of multiple year data. Users can easily extract single year claims data.

Click on the file below to begin download:

DE1.0 Sample 20 2008 Beneficiary Summary File
DE1.0 Sample 20 2008-2010 Carrier Claims 1
DE1.0 Sample 20 2008-2010 Carrier Claims 2
DE1.0 Sample 20 2008-2010 Inpatient Claims
DE1.0 Sample 20 2008-2010 Outpatient Claims
DE1.0 Sample 20 2008-2010 Prescription Drug Events
DE1.0 Sample 20 2009 Beneficiary Summary File
DE1.0 Sample 20 2010 Beneficiary Summary File

 

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