SYNERGY's Center for Translational Population Research (CTPR) and The Dartmouth Institute (TDI) have developed a new resource for claims data research: the Atlas Rate Generator (ARG). The ARG allows investigators to obtain cross-sectional rates of Medicare data efficiently, rapidly, and at a low cost.
ARG "rate runs" are covered under TDI's existing CMS data use agreement and are run using sophisticated SAS code macros to efficiently produce cross-sectional overall and regional "Atlas" health services use rates. This makes the ARG an ideal resource for researchers and others needing to validate or pilot research hypotheses or for policymakers and media in need of custom rate measurements.
Visit https://ctpr.dartmouth.edu/rate_requests/ for more details or to submit a request, and https://synergy.dartmouth.edu/ctpr for additional information. For information email: Julie.R.Doherty@Dartmouth.edu