Database Description

Marketscan® Commercial Claims and Encounters and Medicare Supplemental Databases

Marketscan® File Structure

The MarketScan® Commercial Claims and Encounters and Medicare Supplemental Databases from Truven Health Analytics contain person-specific health data including clinical utilization, expenditures, insurance enrollment/plan benefit, inpatient, outpatient, and outpatient prescription information in a limited data set. These data cover over twenty million individuals annually, include private sector health data from approximately 100 payers, and can be linked to track detailed patient information across sites, types of providers, and over time. MarketScan® Lab Database is also available.

The Commercial Claims and Encounters and Medicare Supplemental Databases have the following structure:

  • Medical/surgical Claims files:
  • Inpatient Admissions file
  • Facility Header file
  • Inpatient Services file
  • Outpatient Services file
  • Outpatient Pharmaceutical Claims file
  • Annual Enrollment Summary file
  • Enrollment Detail file
  • Aggregated (not person-specific) Populations file
  • RED BOOK™ Supplement (includes variables related to drug prescription analysis)