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Medicare Provider Charge Data

This is what hospitals charge for common inpatient services. It covers more than 3,000 U.S. hospitals that receive Medicare Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) payments for the top 100 most frequently billed discharges for FY 2011. These represent almost 7...

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National Provider Identifier Registry

Overview: The National Provider Identifier (NPI) was adopted as the standard unique health identifier for health care providers to carry out a requirement in the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) The Centers for Medicare &...

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CMS Healthcare Cost Report Information System

Overview: Medicare-certified institutional providers are required to submit an annual cost report to a Fiscal Intermediary (FI). The cost report contains provider information such as facility characteristics, utilization data, cost and charges by cost center (in total...

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