identify sources of data and time periods covered.
The following is additional information about various data
Medicare Cost Reports
The Healthcare Cost Report Information System (HCRIS)
dataset contains the most recent version (i.e. as submitted,
settled, reopened) of each cost report filed with CMS (formerly
HCFA) since federal FY 1996. The dataset consists of every data
element included in the HCRIS extract created for CMS by a
provider's fiscal intermediary. Cost reports are filed annually
by facilities according to their individual reporting years.
This dataset is updated quarterly by CMS. All Financial
Information reports based on cost report data indicate a
facility's fiscal year(s) in the column headers.
Nursing Home Compare is a federal website that has detailed information about
every Medicare and Medicaid-certified nursing home in the country.