IBM® MarketScan®

Purpose

IBM® MarketScan® is a service provided by Scientific Computing and Data.

MarketScan® Research Databases from IBM® provides one of the longest-running and largest collections of proprietary de-identified claims data for privately and publicly insured people in the U.S.

Currently available years analyzed – 2013-2020

  1. MarketScan Commercial Claims and Encounters Database (CCAE) – contains data from active employees, early retirees, COBRA continuees, and dependents insured by employer sponsored plans (i.e., individuals not eligible for Medicare).
  2. MarketScan Medicare Supplemental and Coordination of Benefits Database (MDCR) – created for Medicare-eligible retirees with employer-sponsored Medicare Supplemental plans. This database contains predominantly fee-for-service plan data.

 

Access

The following documents are required for each member of the research team:

To use these data, you must read, agree and sign the Data Use Agreement (you must be logged in with your Minerva ID and password through the Mount Sinai campus network or secure remote VPN). If you don’t have a Minerva ID, please open a ticket with us on MarketScan data access at hpchelp@hpc.mssm.edu

Data stored in MarketScan® Server is accessed, analyzed, and used only on the server.

MarketScan® data is accessible using SAS application launched from Citrix Workspace.

Note:
The MarketScan license forbids the use of its data by Mount Sinai students, postdocs, or staff for their own independent research. PhD students can request a dissertation-support data set through IBM. This is the only data set we can allow for student projects. Refer to the IBM MarketScan Dissertation Support Program. 

 

Cost

There is no cost to end users for internally funded studies. For externally funded studies, there is an end-user fee to use the school-acquired data sets in non-commercial projects of $30,000 per study. There is an end-user fee to use the data in commercially funded studies of $60,000 per study. The end-user fees are standard for IBM® licensing agreements with academic medical centers.

Data Sets

Public Data Sets (restricted)

Mount Sinai Generated Data (unrestricted)

Mount Sinai Generated Data (restricted)

Data Set Supplements (restricted)

Cloud-Hosted Data Sets (restricted)

School-Acquired Data Sets (restricted)

  • IBM® MarketScan®