|Dataset full name:||Healthcare Cost Report Information System|
|Summary||The HCRIS is used in order to compute the cost-to-charge ratio and determine the “cost” of providing services by different institutions. Cost Report files exist for Hospitals (CMS-2552-96 and CMS-2552-10), Skilled Nursing Facilities (CMS-2540-96 and CMS-2540-10), Home Health Agencies (CMS-1728-94), Renal Facilities (CMS-265-94 and CMS-265-11), Health Clinics (CMS-222-92), Hospices (CMS-1984-99), Community Mental Health Centers (CMS-2088-92), and Freestanding Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC14). The files exist in a relational database (tables) format. There are three files associated with each dataset: the report file, the alpha-numeric file, and the numeric file. A fourth file, the rollup file, additionally exists for Hospitals (CMS-2552-96), Skilled Nursing Facilities (CMS-2540-96), and Home Health Agencies (CMS-1728-94). These files can be linked with each other by a unique key: the report record number.|
|Key Terms||Cost, Cost-to-Charge Ratio, Cost Effectiveness Analysis|
|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||Hospitals, Skilled Nursing Facilities, Home Health Agencies, Renal Facilities, Health Clinics, Hospices, Freestanding Federally Qualified Health Centers, and Community Mental Health Centers||Sample|
|Sample Population||Hospitals, Skilled Nursing Facilities, Home Health Agencies, Renal Facilities, Health Clinics, Hospices, Freestanding Federally Qualified Health Centers, and Community Mental Health Centers|
|Unit of Observation||Hospital & Provider|
|Geographic specificity||Provider Code||Data Collection|
|Data Collection Mode||Administrative|
|Years Collected||1994-present: Home Health Agencies 1994-present: Renal Dialysis Facilities 1996-present: Hospitals and Health Care Complexes ) 1996-present: Skilled Nursing Facilities ) 1999-present: Hospices ), 2009-present: Health Clinics 2010-present: Communi|
|Data Collection Frequency||Annual||Strengths and limitations|
|Strengths||Useful for using cost as an outcome of interest.|
|Limitations||Limited utility as a stand-alone data set.||Data details|
|Data Access||Hospitals, Skilled Nursing Facilities, and Home Health Agencies (all available years):https://www.cms.gov/Research-Statistics-Data-and-Systems/Downloadable-Public-Use-Files/Cost-Reports/Cost-Reports-by-Fiscal-Year.html Renal Facilities (1994-2011): https://www.cms.gov/Research-Statistics-Data-and-Systems/Downloadable-Public-Use-Files/Cost-Reports/RenalFacility.html Renal Facilities (2011-present): https://www.cms.gov/Research-Statistics-Data-and-Systems/Downloadable-Public-Use-Files/Cost-Reports/RNL-2011-form.html Hospices (1999-2014): https://www.cms.gov/Research-Statistics-Data-and-Systems/Downloadable-Public-Use-Files/Cost-Reports/Hospice.html Hospices (2014-present): https://www.cms.gov/Research-Statistics-Data-and-Systems/Downloadable-Public-Use-Files/Cost-Reports/Hospice-2014.html Health Clinics https://www.cms.gov/Research-Statistics-Data-and-Systems/Downloadable-Public-Use-Files/Cost-Reports/HealthClinic.html Community Mental Health Centers https://www.cms.gov/Research-Statistics-Data-and-Systems/Downloadable-Public-Use-Files/Cost-Reports/CMHC-.html Freestanding Federally Qualified Health Centers https://www.cms.gov/Research-Statistics-Data-and-Systems/Downloadable-Public-Use-Files/Cost-Reports/FQHC.html|
|Data Access Requirements||Public Use Dataset|
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