Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data


Topic/focus: Summarizes the utilization and payments for procedures, services, and prescription drugs provided to Medicare beneficiaries by specific inpatient and outpatient hospitals, physicians, and other suppliers
Year(s): 2012, 2013, (some from 2011)
Source: http://www.cms.gov/Research-Statistics-Data-and-Systems/Statistics-Trends-and-Reports/Medicare-Provider-Charge-Data/index.html
Study and sample characteristics: These data include information for the 100 most common inpatient services, 30 common outpatient services, all physician and other supplier procedures and services, and all Part D prescriptions. Providers determine what they will charge for items, services, and procedures provided to patients and these charges are the amount the providers bill for an item, service, or procedure.

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