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Department Definitions and Methodology

Cost Center Statistics

HCRIS format

Inpatient Routine Service Cost Centers

Departmental statistics are obtained from a hospital's most recent Medicare cost report.  Data are updated on a quarterly basis as more recent information becomes available:

Beds: W/S S-3, part I, col 1
Square Feet: W/S B-1, col 3 (col 1 if = 0)
Gross Salaries: W/S A, col 1
Total Costs: W/S C, part I, col 5
IP Charges: W/S C, part I, col 6
Ratio of Costs to Charges: Calculated:  Costs / Charges
Patient Days: W/S S-3, part I, col 6

Ancillary Service Cost Centers

Departmental statistics are obtained from a hospital's most recent Medicare cost report.  Data are updated on a quarterly basis as more recent information becomes available:

Square Feet: W/S B-1, col 1 (col 1 if = 0)
Gross Salaries: W/S A, col 1
Total Costs: W/S C, part I, col 5
IP Charges: W/S C, part I, col 6
OP Charges: W/S C, part I, col 7
Ratio of Costs to Charges: Calculated:  Costs / (IP + OP Charges)

Outpatient Service Cost Centers

Departmental statistics are obtained from a hospital's most recent Medicare cost report.  Data are updated on a quarterly basis as more recent information becomes available:

Square Feet: W/S B-1, col 1 (col 1 if = 0)
Gross Salaries: W/S A, col 1
Total Costs: W/S C, part I, col 5
IP Charges: W/S C, part I, col 6
OP Charges: W/S C, part I, col 7
Ratio of Costs to Charges: Calculated:  Costs / (IP + OP Charges)

Other Reimbursable Service Cost Centers

Departmental statistics are obtained from a hospital's most recent Medicare cost report.  Data are updated on a quarterly basis as more recent information becomes available:

Square Feet: W/S B-1, col 1 (col 1 if = 0)
Gross Salaries: W/S A, col 1
Total Costs: W/S C, part I, col 5
IP Charges: W/S C, part I, col 6
OP Charges: W/S C, part I, col 7
Ratio of Costs to Charges: Calculated:  Costs / (IP + OP Charges)

Overall Cost to Charge Ratio

Cost to Charge Ratio statistics are summarized from the preceding four tables.