The HFS HCRIS Website gives users access to the CMS public use Medicare Cost Report data. The Medicare Cost Report data contains thousands of data elements per report for several thousand Hospital providers with several report time periods and iterations of those reports.What happened to the hcris data files?
* Due to being replaced by newer forms and an absence of updates, the HOSPICE-1999, SNF-1996 and RNL-1994 data files will no longer be updated. There is a document available at the bottom of this page, the HCRIS FAQ, which answers some questions about HCRIS, the data files, and the cost reporting process.Where can I get assistance with hcris data?
Free assistance to academic, government and non-profit researchers interested in using HCRIS data is available at : ResDAC, the Research Data Assistance Center. Individual cost reports may be requested from the Medicare Administrative contractors via the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). For more information on this process, visit the FOIA page.Are the conclusions and analysis generated by CMS or hcris attributable?
Derived conclusions and analysis generated from this data are not to be considered attributable to CMS or HCRIS. Medicare-certified institutional providers are required to submit an annual cost report to a Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC).