Recent Updates

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August 21, 2014

Cost Report data updated as provided by CMS for the quarterly cutoff at 06/30/2014. The most recent cost reporting periods being reported for active hospitals are now:

FY 2014 - 2 hospitals
FY 2013 - 5,063
FY 2012 - 1,006
FY 2011 - 39
FY 2010 - 28
<FY 2010 - 283
N/A - 643

Other updates include:

Accreditation status from The Joint Commission at 7/1/2014

July 18, 2014

We are pleased to announce a Market Analysis App that enables interpretive, color-coded maps based on the most recent Medicare patient origin data. Complete information about this robust new tool can be found at: http://www.ahd.com/market_analysis.html

We are also pleased to announce the update of important information from several sources:

- Patient Origin data on the Inpatient Report and the new Market Analysis App have been updated based on the most recent Hospital Market Service Area file from CMS for the calendar year ending 12/31/2013.
- Provider of Services file data updated as of 3/31/2014.
- ACS Trauma center data updated as of 6/10/2014.
- Teaching status information from ACGME updated as of 6/26/2014 and COTH as of 6/15/2014.
- National Provider Identifier (NPI) data updated as of 6/8/2014

May 23, 2014

Inpatient data updated per the FY2015 proposed rule MedPAR file for the 12 months ending 9/30/2013, as billed through 12/31/2013. Updated AHD.com reports include the Inpatient Report, estimated patient volumes on the Profile Report, and new FY2013 versions of three apps: MS-DRG Coding Indicators, ICD9 Diagnoses and Procedures, and Clinical Cost Analyzer.

Cost Report data updated as provided by CMS for the quarterly cutoff at 03/31/2014. The most recent cost reporting periods being reported for active hospitals are now:

FY 2013 - 3,225 hospitals
FY 2012 - 2,819
FY 2011 - 60
FY 2010 - 31
< FY 2010 - 262
N/A - 685

Other updates include:

Accreditation status from The Joint Commission at 4/7/2014

Key Contacts from SK&A as of 4/25/2014

Group Purchasing Organization (GPO) affiliations from US Lifeline at 4/29/2014

National Provider Identifiers (NPI) from NPPES files as of 5/11/2014

Quality Report measurements as of 4/8/2014 (including new Inpatient Psychiatric Facility data)

February 18, 2014

Cost Report data updated as provided by CMS for the quarterly cutoff at 12/31/2013. The most recent cost reporting periods being reported for active hospitals are now:

FY 2013 - 1,807 hospitals
FY 2012 - 4,233
FY 2011 - 66
FY 2010 - 35
<FY 2010 - 257
N/A - 671

Key Contacts information updated by SK&A as of 2/17/2014.

January 3, 2014

Outpatient reports updated for the 12 months ending 12/31/2012 based on final rule OPPS Medicare claim data. Estimated patient volumes have also been recalculated based on this information.

Quality data updated to reflect the most recent data for all measures as reported by Hospital Compare at 12/11/2013. New measures being reported include stroke care, blood clot prevention/treatment, and pregnancy/delivery care. A new section has also been added to the Quality report summarizing TPS scores by year and quality measures that are linked to payment.

December 12, 2013

Cost Report data updated as provided by CMS for the quarterly cutoff at 9/30/2013. The most recent cost reporting periods being reported for active hospitals are now:

FY 2013 - 253 hospitals
FY 2012 - 5,764
FY 2011 - 82
FY 2010 - 35
<FY 2010 - 263
N/A - 673

Key Contacts information updated by SK&A as of 11/15/2013.

October 3, 2013

Outpatient reports updated for the 12 months ending 12/31/2012 based on proposed rule OPPS Medicare claim data. Estimated patient volumes have been recalculated based on this information as well as the FY2012 MedPAR final rule file.

Quality data updated to reflect the most recent data for all measures as reported by Hospital Compare at 7/19/2013.

Cost Report data updated as provided by CMS for the quarterly cutoff at 6/30/2013. The most recent cost reporting periods being reported for active hospitals are now:

FY 2013 - 7 hospitals
FY 2012 - 5,637
FY 2011 - 443
FY 2010 - 49
<FY 2010 - 277
N/A - 677

Other files included in this update:
Teaching status information from ACGME as of 8/30/2013 and COTH as of 9/9/2013. National Provider Identifier (NPI) data updated as of 8/11/2013.
Provider of Services file data updated as of 7/1/2013.
Group Purchasing Organization data updated as of 8/12/2013.
Key Contacts information updated by SK&A as of 8/7/2013.
ACS Trauma center data updated as of 9/9/2013.

September 24, 2013

Inpatient data updated per the final rule FY12 MedPAR file for the 12 months ending 9/30/2012 as billed through 3/31/2013.

The updated AHD.com reports include the Inpatient Report, MS-DRG Coding Indicators App, ICD9 Diagnoses and Procedures App, and Clinical Cost Analyzer app.

Methodology for inpatient claim cost estimation updated to utilize more detailed cost and charge information including detail for additional cost centers such as implantable devices, cardiac catheterization labs, CT and MRI services.

July 11, 2013

Inpatient data updated per the proposed rule FY12 MedPAR file for the 12 months ending 9/30/2012 as billed through 12/31/2012.

The updated AHD.com reports include the Inpatient Report, Estimated Patient Volumes on the Profile Report as well as the Clinical Cost Analyzer, MS-DRG Coding Indicators and ICD9 Diagnoses and Procedures Apps. Purchasers of the updated FY2012 proposed rule versions of these Apps will automatically be upgraded to the FY2012 Final Rule version of the data once it is available.

- Patient Origin statistics on the Inpatient Report have been updated based on the most recent Hospital Market Service Area file from CMS for the calendar year ending 12/31/2012.

- New ancillary departments have been added on the Departments report based upon Medicare Cost Report data for MRI, CT and Cardiac Catheterization services.

June 14, 2013

We are pleased to announce two enhancements to the hospital Profile report. First, a new HMO Utilization section has been added that summarizes Medicare and Medicaid HMO days as reported on a hospital's 2552-10 cost report. Secondly, five additional services have been added to the Clinical Services section that lists major services provided by a hospital: Carotid Stenting, Digital Mammography, Bariatric Surgery, Radiosurgery, and Robotic Surgery.

Other important updates to the AHD.com online data service include:
- contact information from SK&A at 5/17/2013
- National Provider Identifiers (NPIs) from NPPES data as of 5/12/2013
- Quality data updated to reflect the February 2013 release from CMS

Cost Report data updated as provided by CMS for the quarterly cutoff at 3/31/2013. The most recent cost reporting periods being reported for active hospitals are now:

FY 2012 - 3,337 hospitals
FY 2011 - 2,643
FY 2010 - 120
FY 2009 - 25
N/A - 672

March 19, 2013

Cost Report data updated as provided by CMS for the quarterly cutoff at 12/31/2012. The most recent cost reporting periods being reported for active hospitals are now:

FY 2012 - 1,641 hospitals
FY 2011 - 4,084
FY 2010 - 344
FY 2009 - 24
FY 2008 - 17
<FY 2008 - 249
N/A - 668

February 17, 2013

Outpatient reports updated for the 12 months ending 12/31/2011 based on final rule OPPS Medicare claim data. Quality data updated to reflect the most recent data for all measures as reported by Hospital Compare at 1/18/2013.

January 25, 2013

Cost Report data updated as provided by CMS for the quarterly cutoff at 9/30/2012. This update reflects the new 2552-10 form that became effective for hospital cost reporting periods beginning May 1, 2010. This update also reflects a new process for overriding ambiguous cost center assignments made by some hospitals. The process was developed to provide more reliable reporting under the new 2552-10 format. The most recent cost reporting periods being reported for active hospitals are now:

FY 2012 - 212 hospital
FY 2011 - 5,175
FY 2010 - 589
FY 2009 - 25
FY 2008 - 16
<FY 2008 - 342
N/A - 673

December 11, 2012

Cost Report data updated as provided by CMS for the quarterly cutoff at 6/30/2012. This update reflects the new 2552-10 form that became effective for hospital cost reporting periods beginning May 1, 2010. Changes introduced by the new form are extensive and all documentation has been updated accordingly. The most recent cost reporting periods being reported for active hospitals are now:

FY 2012 - 1 hospital
FY 2011 - 1,801
FY 2010 - 4,160
FY 2009 - 31
<FY 2009 - 60

October 28, 2012

Inpatient data updated for the 12 months ending 9/30/2011 based on final rule MedPAR. (A prior update on June 11, 2012 was based on proposed rule MedPAR for the same period.) All Apps based on FY11 MedPAR data are also updated based on the final rule MedPAR. Quality data updated to reflect the October 2012 release from CMS.

September 20, 2012

Utilization statistics for the Top 20 APCs have been restated on the Outpatient report to reflect Composite APCs. Composite APCs define a single payment for a comprehensive diagnostic and/or treatment service that is typically reported with multiple HCPCS codes.

Quality data updated to reflect the July 2012 release from CMS.

July 17, 2012

Healthcare System, DRG, APC, CPT/HCPCS searches enhanced to conduct searches using keywords. System Compare App added.

June 13, 2012

Profile information updated from several sources [accreditation status from The Joint Commission as of 4/30/2012, statistics from the Provider of Services file at 4/1/2012, contact information from SK&A at 5/17/2012, National Provider Identifiers (NPIs) from NPPES data as of 4/9/12, ACGME-accredited teaching programs at 5/22/2012, membership in the Council of Teaching Hospitals at 5/20/12, ACS/Committee on Trauma verified trauma programs at 5/20/2012, and cancer programs approved by the ACS/Commission on Cancer as of 5/18/12.] Inpatient data updated per the proposed rule FY11 MedPAR file for the 12 months ending 9/30/2011 as billed through 12/31/2011. Patient Origin statistics on the Inpatient Report have been updated based on the most recent Hospital Market Service Area file from CMS for the calendar year ending 12/31/2011. Quality data updated to reflect the May 2012 release from CMS. New versions of 3 apps were also introduced based on most recent information [Clinical Cost Analyzer, ICD9 Diagnoses and Procedures, and MS-DRG Coding Indicators]. Cost Report data updated as provided by CMS for the quarterly HCRIS cutoff at 3/31/2012. Most recent cost reporting periods for active hospitals are now:

FY 2011 - 298 hospitals
FY 2010 - 5,681
FY 2009 - 33
FY 2008 - 19
< FY 2008 - 348

February 17, 2012

Profile information updated from several sources [DNV Hospital Accreditation status, accreditation status from The Joint Commission, contact information from SK&A, Group Purchasing Organization (GPO) affiliations, and National Provider Identifiers (NPIs) from latest NPPES data.]


Cost Report data updated as provided by CMS for the quarterly cutoff at 12/31/2011. Most recent cost reporting periods for active hospitals are shown below. Please note that there is a noticeable decrease in the number of cost reports updated as of 12/31/2011 versus the same period in prior years. We assume that this decrease is due to delays caused by the implementation of new cost report formats.

FY 2011 - 282 hospitals
FY 2010 - 5,683
FY 2009 - 76
FY 2008 - 21
<FY 2008 - 283


Outpatient reports and certain profile statistics updated for the 12 months ending 12/31/2010 based on final rule OPPS Medicare claim data. Quality data updated to reflect the most recent data for all measures as reported by Hospital Compare at 1/20/2012. Process of Care Measures and the Survey of Patient Experiences now reflect the collection period 4/1/2010 through 3/31/2011.


A new TPS Anlayzer app is now available. Medicare's new Value Based Purchasing begins for acute care hospitals in FY2013 and will include adjustments to DRG reimbursement according to a Total Performance Score (TPS) that is based on a set of quality measures. This app projects every hospital's TPS and its reimbursement impact. It also provides hospital rankings and comparisons with peers.

November 22, 2011

Profile information updated from several sources [National Provider Identifiers (NPIs) from latest NPPES data and contact information from SK&A]. Cost Report data updated as provided by CMS for the quarterly cutoff at 9/30/2011. Most recent cost reporting periods for active hospitals are now:
FY 2011 - 226 hospitals
FY 2010 - 5,729
FY 2009 - 93
FY 2008 - 22
<FY 2008 - 285
N/A - 687

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October 14, 2011

Inpatient data updated for the 12 months ending 9/30/2010 based on final rule MedPAR. (A prior update on June 27, 2011 was based on proposed rule MedPAR for the same period.) All Apps based on FY10 MedPAR data are also updated based on the final rule MedPAR. The Departments report is changed to include Implantable Devices which are now being broken out on cost reports. (It will not be possible to break them out in costing until charges are identified in MedPAR claims data.)

September 7, 2011

Profile information updated from several sources [DNV Hospital Accreditation status, accreditation status from The Joint Commission, contact information from SK&A, National Provider Identifiers (NPIs) from latest NPPES data, and Group Purchasing Organization (GPO) affiliations]. Cost Report data updated as provided by CMS for the quarterly cutoff at 6/30/2011. Most recent cost reporting periods for active hospitals are now:
FY 2011 - 6 hospitals
FY 2010 - 5,340
FY 2009 - 694
FY 2008 - 25
FY 2007 - 12
<FY 2007 - 277
N/A - 685

August 18, 2011

Quality data updated to reflect the most recent data for all measures as reported by Hospital Compare at August 12, 2011. Process of Care Measures and the Survey of Patient Experiences now reflect the collection period 10/1/2009 through 9/30/2010.

July 25, 2011

Profile information has been updated from several public and proprietary sources: Group Purchasing Organization (GPO) affiliations and National Provider Identifiers (NPIs) from latest NPPES data.

Patient Origin statistics on the Inpatient Report have been updated based on the most recent Hospital Market Service Area file from CMS for the calendar year ending 12/31/2010.

Our new Profile Compare app is now available and can be used free of charge by AHD.com subscribers now through August 5th, 2011. This new app allows for side by side comparisons of our most popular hospital profile data to peers and groups of hospitals that you designate. To access the Profile Compare app, simply select the app from the dropdown list of Apps available in the AHD.com navigation pane after logging in.

New MedPAR-based apps have been added based on FY2010 Preliminary data (which will be updated with the Final data when available). These include Clinical Cost Analyzer, ICD9 Diagnoses and Procedures, and MS-DRG Coding Indicators.

June 27, 2011

Inpatient data updated per the proposed rule FY10 MedPAR file for the 12 months ending 9/30/2010 as billed through 12/31/2010.

May 27, 2011

Profile information updated from several sources [DNV Hospital Accreditation status, accreditation status from The Joint Commission, contact information from SK&A, National Provider Identifiers (NPIs) from latest NPPES data, ACGME-accredited teaching programs, membership in the Council of Teaching Hospitals, ACS/COT verified trauma programs, and cancer programs approved by the ACS/Commission on Cancer]. Cost Report data updated as provided by CMS for the quarterly cutoff at 3/31/2011. Most recent cost reporting periods for active hospitals are now:
FY 2010 - 3,408 hospitals
FY 2009 - 2,622
FY 2008 - 41
FY 2007 - 14
N/A - 705

April 25, 2011

Quality data updated to reflect the most recent data for all measures as reported by Hospital Compare at April 20, 2011. Process of Care Measures and the Survey of Patient Experiences now reflect the collection period 7/1/2009 through 6/30/2010.

April 18, 2011

Quality Report enhanced to include newly available data regarding Hospital Acquired Conditions for the collection period April, 2008 through June 2010. Prepackaged reporting updated to include dataset for the analysis of observation services and short stays.

February 18, 2011

Profile information updated from several sources [DNV Hospital Accreditation status, Group Purchasing Organization (GPO) affiliations, and National Provider Identifiers (NPIs) from latest NPPES data]. Cost Report data updated as provided by CMS for the quarterly cutoff at 12/31/2010. The most recent cost reporting periods for active hospitals are now:

FY 2010 - 1,928 hospitals
FY 2009 - 4,080
FY 2008 - 59
FY 2007 - 16
<FY 2007 - 225

January 10, 2011

Quality data updated to reflect the most recent data for all measures as reported by Hospital Compare at December 14, 2010. A new surgical care measure for catheter removal has been added.

December 13, 2010

Outpatient reports and certain profile statistics updated for the 12 months ending 12/31/2009 based on final rule OPPS Medicare claim data. DNV Hospital Accreditation status on the profile also updated per the latest data available.

November 15, 2010

Profile information updated from several sources [DNV Hospital Accreditation status, accreditation status from The Joint Commission, contact information from SK&A, Group Purchasing Organization (GPO) affiliations, National Provider Identifiers (NPIs) from latest NPPES data, and staffing statistics from the most recent Provider of Services file.] Cost Report data updated as provided by CMS for the quarterly cutoff at 9/30/2010. Most recent cost reporting periods for active hospitals are now:

FY 2010 – 279 hospitals
FY 2009 – 5,713
FY 2008 – 70
FY 2007 - 16
FY 2006 - 12
<FY 2006 – 213

November 1, 2010

A major redesign of ahd.com was implemented to provide improved navigation, new analytical tools, and optional applications for more detailed reporting.

October 22, 2010

Quality data updated to reflect the most recent data for all measures as reported by Hospital Compare at September 30, 2010. Note that process of care measures for Children’s Asthma Care and measures for the Use of Medical Imaging could not be updated due to Hospital Compare data integrity problems.

August 20, 2010

Inpatient data updated for the 12 months ending 9/30/2009 based on final rule MedPAR. (A prior update on May 14, 2010 was based on proposed rule MedPAR for the same period.) Profile report was also updated with latest contact information from SK&A and with latest Group Purchasing Organization (GPO) affiliations. Cost Report data updated as provided by CMS for the quarterly cutoff at 6/30/2010. Most recent cost reporting periods for active hospitals are now:

FY 2010 - 1 hospital
FY 2009 - 5,393 hospitals
FY 2008 - 633
FY 2007 - 20
FY 2006 - 12
<FY 2006 - 216

July 16, 2010

Profile information updated to reflect most recent DNV Hospital Accreditation status and most recent accreditation status from The Joint Commission. Quality data updated to reflect the most recent data for all measures as reported by Hospital Compare at June 30, 2010. Several new measures were added regarding outpatient services. There are two new process of care measures for surgical care improvement and five for heart attack and chest pain. Four new measures based on claims data were also added in a new set of measures for outpatient medical imaging.

June 11, 2010

Patient Origin statistics on Inpatient Report updated based on most recent Hospital Market Service Area file from CMS for the calendar year ending 12/31/2009. Quality Report updated to reflect most recent data for all measures as reported by Hospital Compare at March 9, 2010.

May 14, 2010

Profile information updated from several sources [DNV Hospital Accreditation status, accreditation status from The Joint Commission, contact information from SK&A, Group Purchasing Organization (GPO) affiliations, National Provider Identifiers (NPIs) from latest NPPES data, membership in the Council of Teaching Hospitals, ACS/COT verified trauma programs, and cancer programs approved by the ACS/Commission on Cancer.] Inpatient data updated per the proposed rule FY09 MedPAR file for the 12 months ending 9/30/2009 as billed through 12/31/2009. Cost Report data updated as provided by CMS for the quarterly cutoff at 3/31/2010 and all worksheet forms/instructions updated. Most recent cost reporting periods for active hospitals are now:
FY 2009 – 3,499 hospitals
FY 2008 – 2,511
FY 2007 - 49
FY 2006 - 16
<FY 2006 - 225

April 1, 2010

Profile information updated with DNV Hospital Accreditation status as of 3/30/2010.

February 17, 2010

Profile information updated from several sources [DNV Hospital Accreditation status, Group Purchasing Organization (GPO) affiliations, ACGME-accredited teaching programs, contact information from SK&A, and National Provider Identifiers (NPIs) from latest NPPES data. Cost Report data updated as provided by CMS at 12/31/2009. Most recent cost reporting periods for active hospitals are now:
FY 2009 – 2,032 hospitals
FY 2008 – 3,953
FY 2007 - 75
FY 2006 - 20
<FY 2006 - 228

January 8, 2010

Quality data updated to reflect the most recent data for all measures as reported by Hospital Compare at December 9, 2009. A Process of Care measure for Pneumonia was deleted (Oxygenation Assessment) and a new measure for Surgical Care Improvement was added for patients admitted on beta blockers. Surgical Care Improvement measures were also consolidated into one category.

November 24, 2009

Outpatient reports and certain profile statistics updated for the 12 months ending 12/31/2008.

November 6, 2009

Inpatient information revised to exclude Medicare HMO patients and report only Medicare fee for service patients. Profile information updated from several sources [Contact information from SK&A Information Services, Group Purchasing Organization (GPO) affiliations, and National Provider Identifiers (NPIs) from latest NPPES data]. DNV Hospital Accreditation information added to Profile. Cost Report data updated per the CMS HCRIS file at 9/30/2009. Most recent cost reporting periods for active hospitals are now:
FY 2009 - 261 hospitals
FY 2008 - 5,675
FY 2007 - 125
FY 2006 - 22
<FY 2006 - 233

October 2, 2009

Inpatient data updated for the 12 months ending 9/30/2008 based on final rule MedPAR. A prior update on May 28, 2009 was based on proposed rule MedPAR for the same period. The proposed rule MedPAR had a cutoff of 12/31/2009 and the final rule MedPAR has a cutoff of 3/31/2009. NPI information also updated per NPPES data at 8/9/2009.

September 24, 2009

Quality data updated include a new Process of Care Measure for Children's Asthma Care (i.e. issuance of a Home Management Plan) and to reflect the most recent data for all measures as reported by Hospital Compare at September 10, 2009.

August 20, 2009

Profile information updated from several sources [Accreditation status from The Joint Commission, contact information from SK&A Information Services, Group Purchasing Organization (GPO) affiliations, National Provider Identifiers (NPIs) from latest NPPES data, membership in the Council of Teaching Hospitals, ACS/COT verified trauma programs, and cancer programs approved by the ACS/Commission on Cancer.) Inpatient reports updated with latest patient origin information from CMS Hospital Market Service Area file. Departmental reports updated with staffing statistics from the latest CMS Provider of Services file. Cost Report data from the CMS HCRIS file at 6/30/2009. Most recent cost reporting periods for active hospitals are now:
FY 2009 - 2 hospitals
FY 2008 - 5,185
FY 2007 - 853
FY 2006 - 29
<FY 2006 - 233

July 14, 2009

Quality data updated to include severity adjusted readmission rates recently released by CMS.

June 4, 2009

Inpatient report enhanced to report Top 20 Base MS-DRGs with CC rate, MCC rate and Case Mix Index.

May 28, 2009

Inpatient data (proposed rule MedPAR) updated for the 12 months ending 9/30/2008 and Profile information updated for Group Purchasing Organization (GPO) affiliations and contact information from SK&A.

May 4, 2009

National Provider Identifiers (NPIs) added to Advanced Search and hospital Profile reports. Financial Indicators report expanded to show five most recent periods. Cost Report data updated as provided by CMS at 3/31/2009 and NPI data as provided by NPPES at 4/12/2009. Most recent cost reporting periods for active hospitals are now:
FY 2008 - 3,319 hospitals
FY 2007 - 2,683
FY 2006 - 41
FY 2005 - 16
<FY 2005 - 219

April 22, 2009

Quality data updated for the collection period ending June 2008.

February 24, 2009

Profile information updated with Group Purchasing Organization (GPO) affiliations and with contact information from SK&A Information Services. Cost Report data updated as provided by CMS at 12/31/2008. Most recent cost reporting periods for active hospitals are now:
FY 2008 - 1,848 hospitals
FY 2007 - 4,144
FY 2006 - 53
FY 2005 - 19
FY 2004 - 8

January 22, 2009

Quality data updated for the collection period ending March 2008. This update establishes two new Surgical Care Improvement measures and divides measures into categories for the prevention of blood clots and the prevention of infection.

December 8, 2008

Outpatient reports and certain profile statistics updated for the 12 months ending 12/31/2007. Inpatient reports enhanced with a new section of preliminary FY2008 statistics for the top 20 MS-DRGs (based on the 9 months ending 6/30/2008).

November 13, 2008

Profile information updated from several sources [Accreditation status from The Joint Commission, Group Purchasing Organization (GPO) affiliations, and contact information from SK&A Information Services]. Inpatient reports updated to show the impact of final IPPS regulations for FY2009. Cost Report data updated as provided by CMS at 9/30/2008. Most recent cost reporting periods for active hospitals are now:
FY 2008 - 264 hospitals
FY 2007 - 5,692
FY 2006 - 81
FY 2005 - 21
FY 2004 - 8
<FY 2004 - 213

September 22, 2008

Quality data updated for the collection period ending December 2007. This update includes both Process of Care measures and the Survey of Patient Hospital Experiences.

August 28, 2008

Inpatient data (MedPAR) and certain Profile statistics updated for the 12 months ending 9/30/2007. Quality data updated for the most recent reporting periods and to add several new measures including 30-day risk-adjusted mortality rates. Impact analysis of FY 2009 IPPS regulations is pending receipt of all needed data from CMS.

August 7, 2008

Profile information updated from several sources [Group Purchasing Organization (GPO) affiliations, ACGME-accreditated teaching programs, and contact information from SK&A Information Services]. Patient Origin statistics on the Inpatient Report updated based on the most recent Hospital Market Service Area file from CMS. Staffing statistics on the Departments report updated based on the CMS Provider of Services File for the most recent period available. Cost Report data updated as provided by CMS at 6/30/2008. Most recent cost reporting periods for active hospitals are now:
FY 2008 - 4 hospitals
FY 2007 - 5,294
FY 2006 - 726
FY 2005 - 28
<FY 2005 - 221

May 16, 2008

Profile information updated from several sources [Group Purchasing Organization (GPO) affiliations, membership in Council of Teaching Hospitals (COTH), and contact information from SK&A Information Services]. Cost Report data updated as provided by CMS at 3/31/2008. Most recent cost reporting periods for active hospitals are now:
FY 2007 - 3,548 hospitals
FY 2006 - 2,500
FY 2005 - 8
FY 2004 - 26
<FY 2004 - 823

April 25, 2008

Projected impact reports of proposed IPPS regulations for FY 2009 based on FY 2007 MedPAR for claims through December, 2007. The reports include each hospital's CMI changes by medical service and change in overall reimbursement for FY 2008 vs FY 2009. Information is included at the bottom of the Inpatient report and will be updated when final regulations are published on or about September 1.

April 2, 2008

Quality report enhanced to include HCAHPS survey results showing patient hospital experiences. Data is for the reporting period October, 2006 through June, 2007 as posted on the Hospital Compare website 03/27/2008.

February 19, 2008

Profile information updated from several sources (ACS/COT verified trauma programs, Group Purchasing Organization (GPO) affiliations, and contact information from SK&A.) Cost Report data updated as provided by CMS at 12/31/2007. Most recent cost reporting periods for active hospitals are now:
FY 2007 - 1,821 hospitals
FY 2006 - 4,121
FY 2005 - 85
FY 2004 - 30
<FY 2004 - 764

January 10, 2008

Outpatient data updated for the 12 months ending 12/31/2006.

December 18, 2007

Quality data updated for the collection period ending March 2007 including two newly reported surgical measures. Profiles updated with latest Joint Commission accreditation status. Inpatient reports updated with cost allocations based on most recently available cost report information. Cost allocations will be continually updated for a hospital as newer information becomes available that more closely aligns with claims data for a fiscal year.

November 26, 2007

Quality data updated for the collection period ending December 2006.

November 9, 2007

Profile information updated from several sources including Joint Commission accreditation status, ACS/COT verified trauma programs, Group Purchasing Organization (GPO) affiliations, and contact information from SK&A. Cost Report data updated as provided by CMS at 9/30/2007. The most recent cost reporting periods being reported for active hospitals are now:
FY 2007 - 250 hospitals
FY 2006 - 5,620
FY 2005 - 149
FY 2004 - 33
<FY 2004 - 741

September 5, 2007

Inpatient data (MedPAR) updated for the 12 months ending 9/30/2006 and Profile information updated for cancer programs approved by the ACS/Commission on Cancer and contact information from SK&A.  Inpatient report also enhanced to show the impact of IPPS regulations for FY2008.  Cost Report data updated as provided by CMS at 6/30/2007. The most recent cost reporting periods being reported for active hospitals are now:
FY 2007 - 2 hospitals
FY 2006 - 5,466
FY 2005 - 591
FY 2004 - 47
<FY 2004 - 764

June 25, 2007

Profile information updated from several sources (ACGME-accreditated teaching programs, Group Purchasing Organization (GPO) affiliations, and JCAHO accreditation status).  Improved methodology implemented for estimating the annual number of births.  Cost Report data updated as provided by CMS at 3/31/2007. Most recent cost reporting periods being reported for active hospitals are now:
FY 2006 - 3,293 hospitals
FY 2005 - 2,707
FY 2004 - 81
<FY 2004 - 739

May 23, 2007

Impact report of proposed DRG changes and DRG statistics based on preliminary FY2006 MedPAR.  These are temporary reports linked to each hospital's current Inpatient report and will be removed or replaced after "final" data become available.

April 10, 2007

New mapping feature plots all hospitals from the results of a search

February 19, 2007

Profile information updated from several sources [Group Purchasing Organization (GPO) affiliations, membership in Council of Teaching Hospitals (COTH), and contact information from SK&A Information Services].  Cost Report data updated as provided by CMS at 12/31/2006. Most recent cost reporting periods for active hospitals are now:
FY 2006 - 1,627 hospitals
FY 2005 - 4,180
FY 2004 - 245
<FY 2004 - 719

January 8, 2007

Outpatient data updated for the 12 months ending 12/31/2005.

December 20, 2006

Quality data updated for the collection period ending March 2006.  Profile information updated from several sources including Joint Commission accreditation status, ACS/COT verified trauma programs, and contact information from SK&A.  Several methodology enhancements made to improve reporting of departmental square footage ,subprovider information, and details of certain ICU services (e.g. Neonatal ICU).  Additional ICU services also added to search parameters and hospital services reported.  Cost Report data updated as provided by CMS at 9/30/2006. Most recent cost reporting periods for active hospitals are now:
FY 2006 - 223 hospitals
FY 2005 - 5,291
FY 2004 - 502
<FY 2004 - 607

October 2, 2006

Inpatient data (MedPAR) updated for the 12 months ending 9/30/2005 and Quality data updated for the collection period ending 12/31/2005.  Profile information updated from several sources including Group Purchasing Organization (GPO) affiliations, JCAHO accreditation status, and contact information from SK&A.  Cost Report data updated as provided by CMS at 6/30/2006. Most recent cost reporting periods are now:
FY 2006 - 9 hospitals
FY 2005 - 4,729
FY 2004 - 1,602
<FY 2004 - 1,883

July 27, 2006

Patient Origin statistics appearing on the Inpatient Report updated for the calendar year ending 12/31/2005. Information is from the most recently available Hospital Service Area file based on Medicare claims data.

July 18, 2006

Impact report of proposed DRG changes and DRG statistics based on preliminary FY2005 MedPAR.  These are temporary reports linked to each hospital's current Inpatient report and will be removed or replaced after "final" data becomes available.

June 29, 2006

Hospital Quality measurements updated for the collection period ending 9/30/05, as posted by Hospital Compare on 6/22/06.

June 22, 2006

Profile information updated from several sources (ACGME-accreditated teaching programs, Group Purchasing Organization (GPO) affiliations, JCAHO accreditation status, and cancer programs approved by the ACS/Commission on Cancer).  Cost Report data updated as provided by CMS at 3/31/2006. Most recent cost reporting periods are now:
FY 2005 - 3,315 hospitals
FY 2004 - 2,858
FY 2003 - 334
<FY 2003 - 1,619

March 29, 2006

Hospital Quality measurements updated for the collection period ending 6/30/05, as posted by Hospital Compare on 3/16/06.

February 21, 2006

Cost Report data updated as provided by CMS at 12/31/2005. Most recent cost reporting periods are now:
FY 2005 - 1,758 hospitals
FY 2004 - 4,248
FY 2003 - 380
<FY 2003 - 1,622

February 7, 2006

Outpatient data updated for the 12 months ending 12/31/2004.  Search criteria shown on Search Results page when no hospitals are reported.

January 10, 2006

Hospital Quality measurements updated for the collection period ending 3/31/05, as posted by Hospital Compare on 12/16/05. Please note that this update includes modifications to the measurements for Heart Attack and Heart Failure patients given ACE inhibitors for Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction (LVSD).

November 29, 2005

Information about teaching status expanded to include membership in Council of Teaching Hospitals; search criteria expanded to include teaching status, home health, and hospice services; LTAC DRGs implemented in FY04 are reflected on Inpatient report; five years of DRG statistics (instead of only one) are listed on Inpatient report; search criteria have been added to the Search Results page; patient days now included on downloads of Search Results; SK&A contact information updated; and financial data updated as provided by CMS at 9/30/2005. Most recent cost reporting periods are now:
FY2005 - 282 hospitals
FY 2004 - 5,622
FY 2003 - 447
<FY 2003 - 1,1626

October 3, 2005

Hospital Profiles updated with latest data available.  Profile also expanded to include revenue utilization statistics by payor, ACS/CoC approved cancer programs, and ACS/COT verified trauma programs.  Financial reports expanded to include information about uncompensated care.  New Quality report added to provide quality measures defined and reported by CMS and the Hospital Quality Alliance.

September 19, 2005

Inpatient data (MedPAR) updated for the 12 months ending 9/30/2004 and IP Trend Report expanded to include five years.

September 2, 2005

A map pinpointing hospital location added to the Profile report and Cost Report data updated as provided by CMS at 6/30/2005. Most recent cost reporting periods are now:
FY 2005 - 10 hospitals
FY 2004 - 5,253
FY 2003 - 1,021
<FY 2003 - 1,161

June 24, 2005

Patient Origin statistics appearing on the Inpatient Report updated for the calendar year ending 12/31/2004, based on the most recently available Hospital Service Area file from CMS.  Enhancement to control searching only "active" hospitals (i.e. excluding closures, mergers, reclassifications, etc.).  PDF downloads of reports enhanced to avoid awkward page breaks.

May 18, 2005

Announced several modifications to Departments report.  Cost Report data updated as provided by CMS at 3/31/2005. Most recent cost reporting periods are now:
FY 2004 - 3,315 hospitals
FY 2003 - 2,813
<FY 2003 - 1,163

April 18, 2005

Implemented revisions based on feedback from recent enhancements.  These included searches and reports for subprovider units (e.g. rehab).  Other changes included the reporting of Medicare certified beds, the calculation of Average Daily Census by payor, and refinements to Estimated Patient Volumes.

March 31, 2005

Created unified database with additional content, improved navigation, and evidenced-based data in lieu of survey data.  Expanded financial reporting from three to five years.  Enhanced online documentation of data sources, effective dates, and methodologies.

February 28, 2005

Announced new feature allowing subscribers to designate their own session timeout period (i.e. the time before an automatic logoff during a period of inactivity).  Cost Report data updated as provided by CMS at 12/31/2004. Most recent cost reporting periods are now:
FY 2004 - 1,803 hospitals
FY 2003 - 4,008
FY 2002 - 545
FY 2001 - 374
<FY 2001 - 983

January 4, 2005

Outpatient data updated for the 12 months ending 12/31/2003.

November 19, 2004

Cost Report and Provider of Services data updated as provided by CMS at 9/30/2004. Most recent cost reporting periods are now:
FY 2004 - 249 hospitals
FY 2003 - 5,322
FY 2002 - 708
FY 2001 - 385
<FY 2001 - 985

September 29, 2004

Inpatient data (MedPAR) updated for the 12 months ending 9/30/2003 and IP Trend Report expanded to include four years.

September 9, 2004

Cost Report data updated as provided by CMS at 6/30/2004. Most recent cost reporting periods are now:
FY 2004 - 5 hospitals
FY 2003 - 4,891
FY 2002 - 1,298
FY 2001 - 394
<FY 2001 - 994

August 3, 2004

Patient Origin statistics appearing on the Inpatient Report updated for the calendar year ending 12/31/2003.  Information is from the most recently available Hospital Service Area file based on Medicare claims data.

July 28, 2004

Outpatient reporting enhanced to include data that were not previously available: ICD-9 diagnoses, payment amounts, and outlier amounts. Reporting is now based on the CMS OPPS Identifiable Data Set and reports have been totally redesigned to incorporate this additional information.

July 7, 2004

Provider of Service data and Cost Report data updated as provided by CMS at 3/31/04. Enhancement to add Puerto Rico and Guam hospitals.  Enhancement to remind user when criteria from a previous search are still in effect.  Most recent cost reporting periods are now:
FY 2003 - 3,105 hospitals
FY 2002 - 2,826
FY 2001 - 423
FY 2000 -349
<FY 2000 - 621

April 5, 2004

Provider of Service data and Cost Report data updated as provided by CMS at 12/31/2003. Most recent cost reporting periods are now:
FY 2003 - 1,806 hospitals
FY 2002 - 4,006
FY 2001 - 457
FY 2000 -359
<FY 2000 - 624

March 11, 2004

Major enhancements including searches based on CMS data and the ability to download most reports in Excel or PDF formats. The site was completely rewritten to enable faster performance, better readability, and improved navigation. <more>

January 29, 2004

AHA Data updated. Represents data for each hospital's FY 2002 information.

December 29, 2003

Financial report enhanced to include sub-totals and grand-totals by category for costs, charges, and RCCs .  Outpatient report enhanced to provide lookups by APC (in addition to the Top 20 APCs report).

Cost report data updated. Most recent cost reporting periods are now:
FY 2003 - 204 hospitals
FY 2002 - 5,363
FY 2001 - 636
FY 2000 - 373
<FY 2000 - 632

October 28, 2003

Outpatient data updated for the 12 months ending 12/31/2002 and changes made to the information reported (e.g. changes in CMS data release and more extensive reporting of Service Statistics).  Key Financial Indicators report enhanced based on feedback from its initial release on July 28.

October 3, 2003

Inpatient data updated for the 12 months ending 9/30/2002 and IP Trend Report expanded to include three years.  Improved cost allocation methodology also introduced.

July 28, 2003

New report added for Financial indicators reporting from each hospitals most current cost report data. Data elements include: Days Cash on Hand, EBID, Average Age of Plant and 14 other indicators.

Cost report data updated. Most recent cost reporting periods are now:
FY 2002 - 2,464 hospitals
FY 2001 - 3,282
FY 2000 -   706
FY <2000 - 697

July 15, 2003

Patient origin data updated for the calendar year ending 12/31/2002. Additional market share analysis information added to show change in volumes from the prior year as well as percentage share of the top zip codes. CMS Profile data also updated using the most current release of the Medicare Provider of Services file.

March 7, 2003

Outpatient data updated for the 12 months ending 3/31/2002 and major enhancements made to the information reported.

February 27, 2003

Cost report data updated. Most recent cost reporting periods are now:
FY 2002 - 956 hospitals
FY 2001 - 3,363
FY 2000 - 1,432
FY <2000 - 1,240

January 24, 2003

AHA Data updated. Represents data for each hospital's FY 2001 information.

December 11, 2002

New report added based upon the Medicare Provider of Services file and SK&A Information Services contact information. New data elements include FTEs by department, fiscal intermediary, accreditation effective dates, and contact data for select hospital personnel.

Cost report data updated. Most recent cost reporting periods are now:
FY 2002 - 24 hospitals
FY 2001 - 2,352
FY 2000 - 2,968
FY 1999 - 1,123
FY <1998 - 378 hospitals

October 10, 2002

MedPAR data updated for the period ending 09/30/2001. Ratio of cost to charge methodology improved. Cost report data updated. Data for these updates were prepared by American Hospital Directory's new Custom Data services.

Most recent cost reporting periods are now:
FY 2001 - 290 hospitals
FY 2000 - 3,138 hospitals
FY 1999 - 2,845 hospitals
FY <1998 - 389 hospitals

July 22, 2002

Patient origin data to the inpatient report for each hospital. This market share analysis information is taken
from the CMS Hospital Market Service Area File for the calendar year ending 12/31/2001. Data offered to subscribers includes the top ten ZIP codes of residence by admission and includes total admissions, days of care and charges for each zip code.

May 10, 2002

Breakdown of  inpatient and outpatient charges by cost center. Addition of outpatient services to the Ratio of Costs to Charges table. Cost report data updated.

April 4, 2002

Advanced Search capability has been enhanced to allow searches based on more than one state.  Subscribers were notified of a problem with Norton Anti-Virus for the Web that causes searches to fail.

February 7, 2002

Advanced Search capability has also been enhanced to allow searches based on the hospital control type (Forprofit Corporation, Nongovt Nonprofit Church, etc.). The Principle Type of Service menu can now be used to select more than one field in a similar fashion to the Service Type menu. Cost report data updated.