Get Started

Data.Medicare.gov Getting Started Training

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Basic Navigation

  • To access data from one of the Medicare.gov Compare Websites and Directories, click on the relevant icon from the homepage or click on “Datasets” from the top navigation bar.
  • To navigate to the tools themselves, click on the Medicare Websites and Directories link.

Downloading Data

  • On each Medicare.gov Compare Websites and Directories there are links to download the datasets in Microsoft Access and Zipped comma-separated values (CSV) formats (see Downloading Data).
  • In addition, users can click on a list of “official” datasets at the bottom of the page to view and explore data in a browser (see View and Explore Data for more information).
  • Click on the left navigation to filter the list of official datasets by subcategories.

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