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Provider of Services File

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently made available the Provider of Services (POS) file as free downloads.  This file has previously only been available to the public for a fee.  The POS file contains data on characteristics of hospitals and other types of healthcare facilities, including the name and address of the facility and the type of Medicare services the facility provides, among other information. The POS file does not contain any individually identifiable information about beneficiaries. This file is one of the best sources for information on Medicare-enrolled institutional providers. The data is an invaluable resource to a variety of stakeholders including researchers and application developers.

Now, users can easily access and download the file at no cost from the Downloadable Public Use Files website and will no longer be available for purchase.  The website includes the most current four quarters and annual files from 2006 through 2012.