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CMS Updates Provider Payment and Utilization Public Use Files with 2019 Data

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released an update to the Medicare Provider Payment and Utilization Public Use Files with data from 2019. These data files summarize the utilization and payments for procedures, services, and prescription drugs provided to Medicare beneficiaries by specific inpatient and outpatient hospitals, physicians, other practitioners and suppliers.

The 2019 data and all previous years of the provider payment and utilization data are available from the links described below.

Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data: Physician and Other Supplier 

The Physician and Other Supplier Public Use File (Physician and Other Supplier PUF) provides information on services and procedures provided to Medicare beneficiaries by physicians and other healthcare professionals.

Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data: Inpatient 

The Inpatient Utilization and Payment Public Use File (Inpatient PUF) provides information on inpatient discharges for Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries.

Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data: Outpatient 

The Outpatient Utilization and Payment Public Use File (Outpatient PUF) presents information on common outpatient services provided to Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries.

Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data: Part D Prescriber 

The Part D Prescriber Public Use File (PUF) provides information on prescription drugs prescribed by individual physicians and other health care providers and paid for under the Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Program.

Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data: Referring Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics and Supplies 

The Referring Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics and Supplies (DMEPOS) Public Use File (herein referred to as “Referring Provider DMEPOS PUF”) presents information on DMEPOS products and services provided to Medicare beneficiaries ordered by physicians and other healthcare professionals.

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