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CMS Releases Updates to Several Data Products

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released an update to several data products:

  • Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data: Outpatient Hospitals – The Medicare Provider Payment and Utilization Public Use Files for outpatient hospitals now include data from 2020. The outpatient hospital datasets provide information on outpatient services and procedures provided to Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries by hospitals under the Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS).
  • Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data: Durable Medical Equipment, Devices & Supplies – The Medicare Provider Payment and Utilization Public Use Files for durable medical equipment now include data from 2020. These datasets provide information on Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics and Supplies (DMEPOS) services provided to fee-for-service beneficiaries, ordered by physicians and other healthcare professionals.
  • Opioid Prescribing Mapping Tools – The Medicare Part D Opioid Prescribing Mapping Tool and the Medicaid Opioid Prescribing Mapping Tool now include data for 2020. These tools are interactive, web-based visualization resources that present geographic comparisons of opioid prescribing rates.
  • Cost Report Public Use Files – The Hospital Cost Report Public Use File and the Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Cost Report Public Use File now include data for 2019 as well as historical data for 2011-2013. These products were developed using the Healthcare Cost Report Information System (HCRIS) and provide a curated set of variables in a user-friendly format (e.g., more descriptive variable names).

 

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