Frequently Asked Questions

What data is available?

Various federal government agencies, including the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the National Technical Information Service, and most of the larger States, publish Catalogs of Public Use Files. These catalogs list data tapes that are available for purchase. Everything in those catalogs is available from CRG. The catalogs, however, only list the most popular data files. Many files are available that are not listed in the catalogs. We maintain relations with federal and state government agencies to keep track of what's out there. As a result, we either have it in stock or can get it for you.

I'm not sure what data I need.

This is normal in the early stage of a project. The best way to begin is to just talk informally with as many knowledgeable people as you can. We'd be happy to act as a sounding board. Give us a call at +1.360.972.3200. See also Buying Data.

How much will it cost?

If you are buying popular data, it will probably cost less to get it from us than to buy it directly from the government agency. For the more esoteric files, expect to pay the direct cost from the government agency plus a small fee for us to convert the file from its original format to the format you require. Prices include unlimited technical support.

Does CRG provide support for the databases it sells?

Always. CRG provides whatever level of support you require. See also Buying Data.