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Market Basket Data

Actual regulation market basket change and Medicare payment updates as published in the "Federal Register"

Current history and forecasts of the market baskets

(Note: All data and Web pages are accessible for download – see the links in the Downloads section below.)

Latest update: reflects the 2019Q2 forecast with historical data through 2019Q1.

  • Quarterly index levels and 4-quarter moving average percent changes for the following:
    • Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) Hospital Market Basket (base year 2014) – updates inpatient hospital operating, outpatient PPS payments, hospice PPS payments; updates cost limits for children's hospitals, cancer hospitals, religious non-medical health care institutions, and short-term acute care hospitals located in U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, and American Samoa. Effective for CY 2019 to CY 2023, updates Ambulatory Surgical Center PPS payments.
    • Hospital Capital Market Basket (base year 2014) – updates inpatient hospital capital PPS payments
    • Skilled Nursing Facility Market Basket (base year 2014) – updates skilled nursing facility PPS payments
    • Home Health Agency Market Basket (base year 2016) – updates home health PPS payments
    • Long-Term Care Hospital Market Basket (base year 2013) - updates long-term care facilities PPS payments
    • End-Stage Renal Disease Market Basket (base year 2016) - updates end-stage renal disease facility payments
    • Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Market Basket (base year 2016) – updates inpatient rehabilitation facilities PPS payments
    • Inpatient Psychiatric Facility Market Basket (base year 2016) – updates inpatient psychiatric facilities PPS payments
    • Federally Qualified Health Center Market Basket (base year 2013) - updates federally qualified health center PPS payments
    • Medicare Economic Index (base year 2006)

For further information regarding the Market Baskets, please contact DNHS@cms.hhs.gov.