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Data Access for Research Projects

Cost per 36-month Data Pull:

The Midwest Health Initiative (MHI) stewards a large, limited dataset representing health care received by approximately two million commercially insured people across Missouri and its bordering metropolitan areas. Data elements are collected from medical and pharmacy claims, as well as enrollment and provider files.

Upon executing a Data Use Agreement, researchers in academic, government, and non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations can obtain defined data files from MHI for projects.

To inquire about obtaining MHI data for your research project, please contact Justin Powless, MHI Operations Manager, at or 314-721-7800.

Researcher Type

Data Access Fee

Academic (Non-Student)






Data Access Fees Include:

  • Preliminary data pull with Excel file output (includes up to 20 variables, 36 months of data)

  • Secondary data pull for refining selected metrics and criteria

  • Three hours of technical support from MHI analytical team

Add-On Pricing:

  • Additional data pulls for 15% of initial price

  • Additional MHI technical support for $150 per hour

  • Custom pricing options for class or department data access

  • Custom pricing for data refreshes including additional years

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