Download and View Data

Download and View the Official Data

Download Data in Microsoft Access Format
Navigate to the dataset page corresponding to the Medicare.gov Compare Websites and Directories you are interested in. Click on Microsoft Access Database button.
Download Data in a Zipped Archive of CSV Files
Navigate to the dataset page corresponding to the Medicare.gov Compare Websites and Directories you are interested in. Click on CSV Flat Files button.
Download Data in Other Formats
Click on a dataset in the list of datasets appearing at the bottom of the page, click on Export 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
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.
Understanding N/A Values on Data.Medicare.gov
Many of the data sets on the interactive part of this site intentionally include “N/A” values. In many cases, "N/A” exists for a numerical-type column. In these cases, “N/A” values will be preserved when viewing the data through the interactive online view. However, users should be aware that these “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 “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 within the “Download All Data” section by clicking the Microsoft Access Database button button or the CSV Flat Files button button, the scenario previously described will not apply and all “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.
Explore and 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. You can also save and embed any views created from the Explore link if you are a registered user. More help on exploring data.