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CMS posts 2016 Inpatient Hospital Utilization and Payment Data

CMS has released the Hospital Inpatient Utilization and Payment Public Use Files (PUF) with data for 2016.

The Inpatient PUF includes summarized information on inpatient discharges paid for under the Medicare Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) for Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries. The data include discharges, average Medicare payments and average hospital charges organized by hospital provider and Medicare Severity Diagnosis Related Group (MS-DRG). It provides data on more than 3,000 hospital providers who collectively received $109.1 billion in Medicare payments in 2016. Inpatient PUF users will be able to make comparisons between individual hospital-level charges and payments within local markets, and nationwide, for services that might be furnished in connection with a particular inpatient stay.

The 2016 data and supplemental information are available at: https://www.cms.gov/Research-Statistics-Data-and-Systems/Statistics-Trends-and-Reports/Medicare-Provider-Charge-Data/Inpatient.html