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Health Care Information System (HCIS) Data File

ALERT: Data Files for 2009 - 2011 are now available as free downloads.  See the Downloads section below.  A read-me file is included in the zipped file.  Some of the Tables are in CSV (Comma Separated Values) format:  A data format in which each piece of data is separated by a comma. This is a popular format for transferring data from one application to another, because most database and spreadsheet systems are able to import and export comma-delimited data. CSV files can be opened by the majority of spreadsheet and database programs available.  If opened in Excel, column widths will have to be adjusted.

The data was derived from the Health Care Information System (HCIS), which contains Medicare Part A (Inpatient, Skilled Nursing Facility, Home Health Agency (Part A & B) and Hospice) and Medicare Part B (Outpatient) based on the type and State of the institutional provider. Data in HCIS is summarized from the Standard Analytical Files.

The data set names correspond with the provider type. Brief descriptions of the provider types and the selected reporting elements are provided in the read-me file.

Data Format:  CSV and Microsoft Excel

Approximate Size:  5.22 MB zipped

Compatible Software Programs:  Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, Microsoft SQL/DB2/Oracle, SAS or other statistical software.

Media: CD ROM
File Cost: $100.00 per year
Available: CY 2000 through 2011 (2009 - 2011 are available as a free downloads below)