|Dataset Full Name||Healthcare Cost Report Information System|
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:
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|
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|
1994-present: Home Health Agencies
1994-present: Renal Dialysis Facilities
1996-present: Hospitals and Health Care Complexes
1996-present: Skilled Nursing Facilities
2009-present: Health Clinics
2010-present: Community Mental Health Centers
2014-present: Freestanding Federally Qualified Health Centers
|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|
Hospitals, Skilled Nursing Facilities, and Home Health Agencies (all available years):
Community Mental Health Centers:
|Data Access Requirements||Public Use Dataset|
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