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Skilled Nursing Facilities Data 2013

The Skilled Nursing Facility Utilization and Payment Public Use File (Skilled Nursing Facility PUF) provides information on services provided to Medicare beneficiaries residing in skilled nursing facilities. The Skilled Nursing Facility PUF contains information on utilization, payment (allowed amount, Medicare payment and standard payment), and submitted charges organized by CMS Certification Number (6-digit provider identification number), Resource Utilization Group (RUG), and state of service.  This PUF is based on information from CMS’s Chronic Conditions Data Warehouse (CCW) data files. The data in the Skilled Nursing Facility PUF covers calendar year 2013 and contains 100% final-action (i.e., all claim adjustments have been resolved) skilled nursing facility institutional claims for the Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) population. 

Although the Skilled Nursing Facility PUF has a wealth of payment and utilization information about skilled nursing facility services, the dataset also has a number of limitations.  The information presented in this file does not indicate the quality of care provided by individual skilled nursing facilities.  The file only contains cost and utilization information.  Additionally, the data are not risk adjusted and thus do not account for differences in the underlying severity of disease of patient populations treated by providers.  For additional limitations, please review the methodology document available below.

The Skilled Nursing Facility PUF contains five tables: 1) aggregated information by provider, 2) aggregated information by provider and RUG, 3) aggregated information by RUG, 4) aggregated information by RUG and state, and 5) aggregated information on therapy minutes by provider.

Data are available in Microsoft Excel.

Tables:

Medicare Provider Aggregate Table, CY 2013, Microsoft Excel (.xlsx)
Medicare Provider by RUG Aggregate Table, CY 2013, Microsoft Excel (.xlsx)
Medicare RUG Aggregate Table, CY 2013, Microsoft Excel (.xlsx)
Medicare RUG by State Aggregate Table, CY 2013, Microsoft Excel (.xlsx)
Medicare Therapy Minutes Aggregate Table, CY 2013, Microsoft Excel (.xlsx)

Additional information can be found in our Fact Sheet or at our Frequently Asked Questions page. 

Inquiries regarding this data can be sent to MedicareProviderData@cms.hhs.gov.

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