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Title of Collaborative Activity:

Linking Framingham Heart Study Data to CMS Data

Description of Collaborative Activity:

The Framingham Heart study is a longitudinal study of factors influencing the development of cardiovascular disease. Participant data from the NHLBI-funded Framingham Heart Study is being linked to Medicare data to allow researchers to investigate the utilization and costs of medical services within the Medicare program. CMS is providing the Medicare claims data to NHLBI for this purpose at no cost.

Type of Collaborative Activity:

Database

Year the Collaborative Activity Originated:

2009

NIH Participating Institutes/Centers/Office of the Director:

NHLBI

HHS Agency Collaborators on this Activity:

CMS