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HCRIS Data Request Disclaimer:

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has made a reasonable effort to ensure that the provided data/records/reports are up-to-date, accurate, complete, and comprehensive at the time of disclosure. This information reflects data as reported to the Healthcare Cost Report Information System (HCRIS) by Medicare Fiscal Intermediaries. These reports are a true and accurate representation of the data on file at CMS. Authenticated information is only accurate as of the point in time of validation and verification. CMS is not responsible for data that is misrepresented, misinterpreted or altered in any way. Derived conclusions and analysis generated from this data are not to be considered attributable to CMS or HCRIS.

Additionally, please see General Information and Frequently Asked Questions in the Downloads section below.

Cost Report Data Available:

NOTE:  For all cost reports, there is now one zipped file for each fiscal year.  Each zipped file contains the Cost Report_Rpt; Cost Report_Nmrc; and the Cost Report_Alphnmrc files.  Each file for the hospital contains the Hosp_Rpt; Hosp_Rpt_Nmrc; Hosp_Rpt_Alphnmrc; and the Hosp_Rpt_Rollup files.

NOTE: The Hospital and Skilled Nursing Facility cost report data cannot be loaded into Microsoft Excel or Microsoft Access. The Rpt_Nmrc file for both cost reports is too large for these applications to handle. Most of our data users are loading the data into Oracle, SAS, SPSS Statistical Package, Microsoft SQL Server, and DB2. These files should be unzipped with Winzip 8.0 or a higher version.

The Home Health Agency, Renal, and Hospice cost report data can be loaded into Microsoft Access.

Please see the Links on the Left Margin for the following:

 - Hospital Cost Report (CMS-2552-96) for 06/30/08

 - Skilled Nursing Facility Cost Report (CMS-2540-96) for 06/30/08

 - Renal (CMS-265-94) for 06/30/08

 - Hospice (CMS-1984-99) for 06/30/08

 - Home Health Agency (CMS-1728-94) for 06/30/08 


Cost Report General Information [PDF, 25KB]

Frequently Asked Questions [PDF, 40KB]

Related Links Inside CMS

Downloads for Cost Reports by Fiscal Year

Provider Reimbursement Manual - Part 2

Skilled Nursing Facilities PPS

SNF Consolidated Billing

Related Links Outside CMSExternal Linking Policy

There are no Related Links Outside CMS


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