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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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PAC and Hospice Utilization and Payment PUFs

The Post Acute Care and Hospice Provider Utilization and Payment Public Use Files, PAC PUF, present information on services provided to Medicare beneficiaries by home health agencies, hospices, skilled nursing facilities, SNFs, inpatient rehabilitation facilities, IRFs, and long term care hospitals, LTCHs. The PAC PUF contains information on demographic and clinical characteristics of beneficiaries served, professional and paraprofessional service utilization, submitted charges, and payments at the provider, state, and national levels. Additionally, the PUF includes information at the payment system level for home health agencies, SNFs, and IRFs. The 2017 PAC PUF replaces previously released versions of the Home Health, Hospice, and SNF Utilization and Payment PUFs. The PAC PUF is derived from information in the CMS Chronic Conditions Data Warehouse, CCW, data files, and is based on 100 percent final-action, i.e., all claim adjustments have been resolved, Part A institutional claims. The PAC PUF is segmented by year and contains 2017 calendar year data.


Data and Resources

Release Date
Homepage URL
Temporal Coverage
2017-01-01 to 2017-12-31
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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Last Harvest PerformedFri, 09/18/2020 - 03:05