Analysis of the Joint Distribution of Disproportionate Share Hospital Payments. Provider of Service File


CMS maintains a public use file with information from the certification system on Medicare/Medicaid participating hospitals. The file contains information on a number of hospital characteristics, including location, type, ownership, beds, and staffing. The information is updated only when actions affecting survey, compliance and certification are taken with the hospital so that variables such as staffing may be quite dated. Licensed beds (as opposed to beds that are staffed and maintained) are reported.

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