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Dataset: Healthcare Cost Report Information System (HCRIS)

Basic Information
Dataset full name: Healthcare Cost Report Information System
Dataset acronym HCRIS
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
Study Design Longitudinal
Data Type(s) Administrative
Sponsoring Agency/Entity Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
Health conditions/Disability measures
Health condition(s)
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
Sample Size/Notes NA
Unit of Observation Hospital & Provider
Geographic Coverage National
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
Primary Website https://www.cms.gov/research-statistics-data-and-systems/downloadable-public-use-files/cost-reports/
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
Summary Tables/reports NA
Selected papers
Technical NA
Other Papers NA

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