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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 Hospital Spending by Claim

The data displayed here describes average spending levels during hospitals’ Medicare Spending per Beneficiary (MSPB) episodes by Medicare claim type. The data presented on Hospital Compare provide price-standardized, non-risk-adjusted values for hospital spending by claim type because risk adjustment is done at the episode level rather than at the service category/claim level. An MSPB episode includes all Medicare Part A and Part B claims paid during the period from 3 days prior to an inpatient hospital admission through 30 days after discharge.

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009:38 - Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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009:000 - Department of Health and Human Services - (Primary Program Not Available)
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