Since 1998, the VA Information Resource Center and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have made linked VA-Medicare claims and enrollment information available to VA researchers, clinicians, and policymakers to better understand care received outside the VA for veterans dually eligible for VA and Medicare services.
Department of Veterans Affairs Health Services Research & Development Service, VA Information Resource Center.
The researcher's guide to VA data: VA Information Resource Center
Abbreviations: CMS = Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, CY = calendar year, HERC = Health Economics Resource Center, MAX = Medicaid Analytic Extract, MSIS = Medicaid Statistical Information System, VA = Department of Veterans Affairs, VIReC = VA Information Resource Center
Abbreviations: CPRS = Computerized Patient Record System, FY = fiscal year, ICD-9 = International Classification of Diseases-9th Edition, MedPAR = Medicare Provider Analysis and Review, PTF = Patient Treatment File, SCRSSN = scrambled Social Security number, SD = standard deviation, TIA = transient ischemic attack, VA = Department of Veterans Affairs, VHS = VA Health System, VIReC = VA Information Resource Center
, VISN = Veterans Integrated Service Network.
Abbreviations: CMS = Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, CY = calendar year, EDB = enrollment database, FY = fiscal year, HCFA = Health Care Financing Administration, MBR = master beneficiary record, PTF = Patient Treatment File, SAS = Statistical Analysis Software, SSA = Social Security Administration, VA = Department of Veterans Affairs, VAMC = VA medical center, VIReC = VA Information Resource Center