Inpatient Definitions and Methodology

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All information in this report is taken from the Medicare Provider Analysis and Review (MedPAR) file which is updated annually by CMS based on the federal fiscal year.  The 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 report is based on the most recent periods available and is consistent with CMS Data Release policies. Please note that MS-DRGs introduced in FY08 are not compatible with prior DRGs. Also please note that "Average Payment" for MS-DRGs is different than "Average Reimbursement" that was reported for DRGs.