Healthcare Cost Report Information System (HCRIS) Dataset - the data included with this release includes all years (from FY1999 through present) of Hospice Cost Reports (CMS-Form 1984-99).
The Hospice Cost Report Data contains cost and statistical data for free-standing Hospice providers. The dataset includes only the most precise version of each cost report filed with CMS. The dataset is normally updated quarterly and is available on the last day of the month following the quarter's end.
Note: The Hospice cost report datasets for FY 1999-present can be loaded into Microsoft Excel.
Most of our data users are also loading the data into Microsoft Access, Oracle, SAS, SPSS Statistical Package, Microsoft SQL Server, and DB2. CMS does not support or provide any technical assistance of user's choice of data load.
These files should be unzipped with Winzip 8.0 or a higher version.
Note: The Hospice Cost Reporting worksheet forms can be found in the Provider Reimbursement Manual, Part II. The link is below.Scroll down to Chapter 38 (Hospice Cost Report – CMS Form 1984-99).