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Hospital Service Area File

This file is derived from the calendar year inpatient claims data. The records contain number of discharges, length of stay, and total charges summarized by provider number and ZIP code of the Medicare beneficiary. This file is produced annually and is usually available in May.

Data Format:  Text

Approximate Size:  36 MB 

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

Media: CD ROM
File Cost: $200.00 per year
Available: CY 1992 through CY 2012