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Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), previously known as the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA), is a federal agency within the United States Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) that administers the Medicare program and works in partnership with state governments to administer Medicaid, the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), and health insurance portability standards.

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Medicare Cost Reports

Medicare certified institutional providers are required to submit an annual cost report to a Medicare Administrative Contractor. The cost report contains provider information such as facility characteristics, utilization data, cost and charges by cost center, in total and for Medicare, Medicare settlement data, and financial statement data. CMS maintains the cost report data in the Healthcare Provider Cost Reporting Information System, HCRIS. HCRIS includes subsystems for the Hospital Cost Report CMS 2552 96 and CMS 2552 10, Skilled Nursing Facility Cost Report CMS 2540 96, Home Health Agency Cost Report CMS 1728 94, Renal Facility Cost Report CMS 265 94, Health Clinic Cost Report CMS 222 92 and Hospice Cost Report CMS 1984 99.

The data consists of every data element included in the HCRIS extract created for CMS by the providers Administrative Contractor.


Data and Resources

Release Date
Homepage URL
Temporal Coverage
1994-01-01 to 2015-12-31
Contact Name
Health Data Initiative
Contact Email
Public Access Level
POD Theme
Bureau Code
009:38 - Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Program Code
009:000 - Department of Health and Human Services - (Primary Program Not Available)
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