Download and view data

Download data

Microsoft Access format

Navigate to the dataset page corresponding to the Medicare.gov Compare Websites and Directories you are interested in. Click on “Download Microsoft Access Database Now” button to download data.

CSV files

Navigate to the dataset page corresponding to the Medicare.gov Compare Websites and Directories you are interested in. Click on “Download CSV Flat Files (Revised) Now” button to download data.

Archive files

Navigate to the dataset page corresponding to the Medicare.gov Compare Websites and Directories you are interested in. If that data set has an archive, there will be a blue “Get Archived Data” button. Click on the “Get Archived Data” button to download data.

Download data in other formats

Click on a dataset in the list of datasets appearing at the bottom of the page, click on Export button on the top right of the interactive dataset view and choose one of the following file formats:

  • CSV (Comma Separated Values)
  • Microsoft Excel (XLS)
  • Microsoft Excel (XLSX)
  • XML
  • JSON
  • RDF
  • RSS
  • PDF

Explore & view data in a browser

Clicking on the name of a dataset in the list of datasets at the bottom of the page opens the dataset in an interactive data explorer for viewing data in a browser. Using this, users can reorganize the data using filters, groups, and sorting and display the data in charts or maps without downloading the data.

Understanding Not Available or N/A values on Data.Medicare.gov

Many of the data sets on the interactive part of this site intentionally include “Not Available or N/A” values. In many cases, "Not Available or N/A” exists for a numerical-type column. In these cases, “Not Available or N/A” values will be preserved when viewing the data through the interactive online view. However, users should be aware that these “Not Available or N/A” values are considered an improper data match for a numerical column and will therefore appear as empty values if they are exported (using the Export button) and viewed in and XLS or CSV format. This site removes “Not Available or N/A” values in numerical columns upon export to preserve the integrity of the data. This allows users to properly import data for processing once exported from this site.

Although, if users download the full data set by clicking the Microsoft Access Database button or the CSV Flat Files button, the scenario previously described will not apply and all “Not Available or N/A” values will be preserved.

Accessing supporting documentation

Navigate to the dataset page corresponding to the Medicare.gov Compare Websites and Directories you are interested in, look for a list of documentation under the “Supporting Documentation” section.

Downloading CSV data

Opening CSV files in Excel will remove leading zeros from data fields. Since some data, such as provider numbers, contain leading zeros, it is recommended that you open CSV files using text editor programs such as Notepad to copy or view CSV file content.