In each main interview since 2005, the PSID asked respondents who were either age 65 or older or receiving Medicare to provide their Medicare number and consent to link to their Medicare records. Approximately 2,200 PSID respondents plus decedents who had never refused permission have been matched to as many as 19 years of claims, 1991-2010.

Available Files:
Annual and Quarterly Summary Files
Carrier Inpatient
Master Beneficiary Summary File MedPar
Durable Med Equipment Outpatient
Home Health Agency Skilled Nursing Facility
  Requirements include:

  • Hold a faculty level appointment at a research institution
  • Enter into contractual agreements with the University of Michigan and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
  • Have a standalone (non-networked) computer or use of an approved secure data enclave
  • Receive IRB approval from the researcher’s institution
  • Agree to the terms of the PSID Audit Protocol

How to Apply