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Data.Medicare.Gov: Get Started!
Thursday May 16, 2013
In July 2012, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that in July 2013, the platform for the downloadable data on the Medicare.gov Compare websites (Dialysis Facility Compare, Home Health Compare, Hospital Compare, and Nursing Home Compare) would be Data.Medicare.Gov.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will be hosting a webinar, “Data.Medicare.Gov: Get Started!” to:
- Provide an introduction to Data.Medicare.Gov,
- Demonstrate options for accessing the data, and
- Describe how to make use of the site's tools for exploring and interacting with the data.
The webinar is appropriate for both technical and non-technical users of Compare website data, for example, researchers, health care administrators, and quality improvement professionals.
WHAT: Data.Medicare.Gov: Get Started!
WHEN: Thursday May 16, 2013 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
WEBINAR REGISTRATION INFORMATION: In order to receive log-in information, you must register for the webinar though the following link: https://cc.readytalk.com/r/
Participants are strongly encouraged to register early because space is limited and to dial in 10 minutes early to ensure that you are able to connect and view the presentation.
If you are unable to join, you can:
- View the video recording in the Help section of http://www.data.medicare.gov following the event.
- Visit http://www.data.medicare.gov before or after the event and click the Help button. There you can find a variety of useful videos and resources to help you use the site.
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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will be hosting a webinar, “Data.Medicare.Gov: Get Started!” to: Provide an introduction to Data.Medicare.Gov; Demonstrate options for accessing the data and; Describe how to make use of the site’s tools for exploring and interacting with the data. Please see the Downloads section below for full announcement with background information and registration instructions.
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