CMS Releases Home Health Utilization and Payment Data

April 5 2018 |Marian Essey
CMS Releases Home Health Utilization and Payment Data

CMS has posted the third annual release of the Home Health Agency Public Use File (Home Health Agency PUF) with data for 2015. The Home Health Agency PUF presents summarized information on services provided to Medicare beneficiaries by home health agencies. It contains information on utilization, payment (Medicare payment and Medicare standardized payment), submitted charges, and demographic and chronic condition indicators organized by CMS Certification Number (6-digit provider identification number), Home Health Resource Group (HHRG), and state of service.

The 2015 PUF has information for 10,526 home health agencies, over 6 million claims, and $18 billion in Medicare payments for 2015. CMS protects beneficiaries’ personal information in all public data releases.

Also being released today are updated versions of the Home Health Agency PUFs for calendar years 2013 and 2014. These new versions reflect changes made to the underlying enrollment data source that is used to create the PUFs.

The updated 2015 data and supplemental information can be accessed at: https://www.cms.gov/Research-Statistics-Data-and-Systems/Statistics-Trends-and-Reports/Medicare-Provider-Charge-Data/HHA.html