Hospital costs for diagnostic groups
Statistics by Medical Service
Information in this report is taken from the Medicare Provider Analysis and Review (MedPAR) file and from the Healthcare Cost Report Information System (HCRIS) dataset. The MedPAR file includes billing data for 100% of all Medicare fee-for-service claims (IPPS claims) for discharges during the twelve months ending September 30. The HCRIS dataset contains the most recent version (i.e. as submitted, settled, reopened) of each hospital cost report filed with CMS (formerly HCFA) since federal FY 1996.
The MedPAR file is updated annually by CMS based on the federal fiscal year. Data used in this report are consistent with CMS cell size suppression policies. Only Base MS-DRGs with more than ten cases are reported. The federal fiscal year reported is indicated in the header of the report.
The HCRIS dataset is for the cost reporting period corresponding to the billing data being reported.
Medical Service categories are based on groupings of patient MS-DRGs. Click on any Medical Service in the report to see the statistics for individual MS-DRGs that are combined to define the category.
Side-by-side statistics are reported in order to enable comparisons and benchmarking. The Hospital Statistics are for the hospital currently being reported. The Comparative Statistics are selected from a pull-down list at the top of the report (i.e. National Averages or Active List). National Averages are average statistics for all short term acute care hospitals nationwide. Active List are average statistics for all hospitals in the current Active List. Each set of statistics includes: