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CMS Releases Skilled Nursing Facility Utilization, Payment data for Fourth Year

CMS has posted the fourth release of the Skilled Nursing Facility Public Use File (Skilled Nursing Facility PUF) with data for 2016. The Skilled Nursing Facility PUF presents summarized information on services provided to Medicare beneficiaries by skilled nursing facilities. It contains information on utilization, payment (Medicare payment and Medicare standardized payment), submitted charges, and beneficiary demographic and chronic condition indicators organized by CMS Certification Number (6-digit provider identification number), Resource Utilization Group (RUG), and state of service.

The new 2016 PUF has information for 14,993 skilled nursing facilities, approximately 2.5 million stays, and $26.7 billion in Medicare payments for 2016. As in the previous version, demographic and chronic condition information is included in this release.

The updated 2016 data and supplemental information can be accessed at: https://www.cms.gov/Research-Statistics-Data-and-Systems/Statistics-Trends-and-Reports/Medicare-Provider-Charge-Data/SNF.html