|Dataset full name:||Basic Stand Alone Skilled Nursing Facility Beneficiary Public Use Files|
|Dataset acronym||BSA SNF Beneficiary PUF|
|Summary||The BSA SNF Beneficiary PUF was released from CMS for 2008 and 2010. Contains information for a random 5% sample of Medicare beneficiaries that had at least one Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) admission in the reference year. Note that the sample included in this file is deliberately disjoint (no overlap) from the samples in the CMS research file and other Public Use Files (PUF) and cannot be linked.|
|Key Terms||Skilled nursing facilities utilization, cost|
|Sponsoring Agency/Entity||Department of Health and Human Services (HHS): Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)||Health conditions/Disability measures|
|Disability Measures||NA||Measures/outcomes of interest|
|Topics||Rehabilitation services use and expenditures, Gender and Age differences in SNF utilization, Trends in SNF utilization and cost||Sample|
|Sample Population||Medicare beneficiaries|
|Sample Size/Notes||59,141 (2008) Medicare beneficiaries 65,138 (2010) Medicare Beneficiaries|
|Unit of Observation||Patient|
|Geographic specificity||National||Data Collection|
|Data Collection Mode||Administrative claims data|
|Years Collected||2008 and 2010|
|Data Collection Frequency||NA||Strengths and limitations|
|Strengths||Large sample size - adequate to detect age or gender differences in SNF utilization and costs. Comparisons can be made between the 2 waves of data (2008 and 2010). Well documented measures and data. SAS program code available to create dataset.|
|Limitations||Data cannot be linked with other CMS datasets No regional or state identifiers available No patient diagnosis or reason for SNF admission available Some variables are rounded or categorized to preserve confidentiality||Data details|
|Data Access Requirements||Public Use Dataset|
|Summary Tables/reports||2008 Data documentation and frequency tables
2010 Data documentation and frequency tables
||Data dictionary, codebooks, SAS data user guides, etc.
||CMS 2008 Enrollment and User Rates for Basic Stand Alone Public Use Files:
CMS 2010 BSA SNF Beneficiary PUF General Documentation:
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