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Hospital Service Area File

Overview of File: The Hospital Service Area file is a summary of calendar year Medicare inpatient hospital fee-for-service claims data. It contains number of discharges, total days of care, and total charges summarized by hospital provider number and the ZIP code of the Medicare beneficiary. The record layout in the Downloads section below provides additional details on the file.

Data Availability: This file is produced annually and is typically available in May (i.e., data for CY2015 is usually available in May 2016). The first year of data available is 2010.  

Approximate Size: 36 MB 

Compatible Software Programs: Microsoft Access, Microsoft SQL/DB2/Oracle, SAS or other statistical software. (Note: Microsoft Excel or TextPad cannot be used to analyze the PSPS file)

NOTE: The 2017 Hospital Service Area File was updated on July 12, 2018.  The original file was truncated after Medicare Provider Number 310001 resulting in a file size of 24MB. The corrected file is 42 MB.

Calendar Year

Downloadable Zip File

Interactive Web File

2017 Hospital Service Area File 2017 Zip File 2017 Web File
2016 Hospital Service Area File 2016 Zip File 2016 Web File
2015 Hospital Service Area File 2015 Zip File 2015 Web File
2014 Hospital Service Area File 2014 Zip File 2014 Web File
2013 Hospital Service Area File 2013 Zip File 2013 Web File
2012 Hospital Service Area File 2012 Zip File 2012 Web File
2011 Hospital Service Area File 2011 Zip File 2011 Web File
2010 Hospital Service Area File 2010 Zip File 2010 Web File
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