CMS Releases New and Updated Utilization and Cost Data Sets and New Dashboards
New CMS data includes 2012 inpatient and outpatient services for 3,000 U.S. hospitals that receive Medicare payments for the 100 most frequently billed discharges
June 5, 2014 02:28 PM
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released several new and updated utilization and cost data sets that officials announced at the recent Health Datapolooza conference in Washington, D.C.
CMS has made available 2012 data for inpatient and outpatient services. The data includes hospital-specific charges for the more than 3,000 U.S. hospitals that receive Medicare payments for the top 100 most frequently billed discharges, while the 2012 outpatient data includes the hospital-specific charges for 30 Ambulatory Payment Classification (APC) Groups paid under the Medicarefurnished in hospital outpatient departments.
To review the new data sets, please click here.
CMS has also developed interactive dashboards that present information on state and county levels for chronic conditions and geographic variation in Medicare spending.
The Medicare Chronic Conditions Dashboardspresent statistical views of information on the prevalence, utilization, and spending trends for Medicare beneficiaries with chronic conditions and multiple chronic conditions. The dashboards also allow the user to select information for specific beneficiary sub-groups defined by gender, age group, and Medicare and Medicaid enrollment (dual eligibility status).
To see CMS’ new Medicare Chronic Conditions Dashboards, please click here.
The Geographic Variation Dashboards includes total standardized per capita spending, as well as standardized per capita spending by type of service, such as inpatient, post-acute care, hospice, and physicians.
Users are able to select the service type and year they want to display. To view CMS’ Geographic Variation Dashboard, please click here.