Others titles

  • Medicare Hospice Care Claims
  • Medicare Hospice Services Utilization
  • Medicare Hospice Beneficiaries

Keywords

  • Medicare Hospice PUF
  • CMS Public Use File
  • Hospice Claims
  • Hospice Payments
  • Hospice Beneficiaries
  • Beneficiaries By Gender
  • Beneficiaries By Age
  • Hospice Diagnosis
  • Hospice Care Days
  • Hospice Deceased

Basic Stand Alone Hospice Beneficiary PUF

This dataset contains the Basic Stand Alone (BSA) Hospice Beneficiary Public Use File (PUF) data, based on information from Medicare hospice claims. Each record is a beneficiary who had at least one hospice claim from a random 5% sample of Medicare beneficiaries.

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Description

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Hospice Beneficiary dataset (PUF) originates from a 5% simple random sample of beneficiaries drawn (without replacement) from the 100% Beneficiary Summary File for the reference year. The sample that is used for the CMS BSA Hospice Beneficiary PUF is disjoint from the existing 5% CMS research sample in the sense that there is no overlap in terms of the beneficiaries in the CMS BSA Hospice Beneficiary dataset (PUF) and the 5% CMS research sample. It is also disjoint from other CMS BSA Public Use Files (i.e., CMS 2008 Inpatient Claims PUF, CMS 2008 DME Line Items PUF, CMS 2008 PDE PUF, CMS 2008 Hospice Beneficiary PUF, CMS 2008 Outpatient Procedures PUF, CMS 2008 HHA Beneficiary PUF, and CMS 2008 Carrier Line Items PUF) that have been released so far. This property prevents users from linking data across multiple files for identification purposes.

About this Dataset

Data Info

Date Created

2011

Last Modified

2017-02-10

Version

2017-02-10

Update Frequency

Biennial

Temporal Coverage

2010

Spatial Coverage

United States

Source

John Snow Labs; Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services;

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Keywords

Medicare Hospice PUF, CMS Public Use File, Hospice Claims, Hospice Payments, Hospice Beneficiaries, Beneficiaries By Gender, Beneficiaries By Age, Hospice Diagnosis, Hospice Care Days, Hospice Deceased

Other Titles

Medicare Hospice Care Claims, Medicare Hospice Services Utilization, Medicare Hospice Beneficiaries

Data Fields

Name Description Type Constraints
GenderThe gender of the hospice Medicare services beneficiarystring-
AgeThe age of the hospice Medicare services beneficiarystring-
Is_Deceased_At_Discharge_Or_Not_Patient_The_End_Of_2010Indicates whether the beneficiary was deceased at discharge from hospice care or notboolean-
Hospice_DiagnosisSpecifies the patient’s terminal diagnosisstring-
Is_Hospice_Diagnosis_CancerIndicates whether the patient’s terminal diagnosis is cancer or notboolean-
Hospice_Care_DaysThe number of calendar days the beneficiary received Medicare covered hospice carestring-
Hospice_Claim_Payment_AmountThe total payments made by Medicare for the hospice claims of the beneficiary; the Medicare payments amounts between $0 and $124.99 are suppressednumber-
Similar_BeneficiariesThe number of beneficiaries that share the same characteristics (i.e., all remaining variables of the PUF: gender, age category, indicator for whether or not deceased, terminal diagnosis, indicator for whether or not terminal diagnosis is cancer, days of covered services, and payment amount)integerlevel : Ratio

Data Preview

GenderAgeIs Deceased At Discharge Or Not Patient The End Of 2010Hospice DiagnosisIs Hospice Diagnosis CancerHospice Care DaysHospice Claim Payment AmountSimilar Beneficiaries
MaleUnder 65 years oldFalseNon-Alzheimer’s DementiaFalse91 - 180 days150001
MaleUnder 65 years oldFalseNon-Alzheimer’s DementiaFalse91 - 180 days200001
MaleUnder 65 years oldFalseNon-Alzheimer’s DementiaFalse91 - 180 days250001
MaleUnder 65 years oldFalseNon-Alzheimer’s DementiaFalse181 or more days250001
MaleUnder 65 years oldFalseNon-Alzheimer’s DementiaFalse181 or more days500005
MaleUnder 65 years oldFalseDebility, unspecifiedFalse1 - 7 days5001
MaleUnder 65 years oldFalseDebility, unspecifiedFalse8 - 30 days10002
MaleUnder 65 years oldFalseDebility, unspecifiedFalse8 - 30 days40002
MaleUnder 65 years oldFalseDebility, unspecifiedFalse31 - 90 days50002
MaleUnder 65 years oldFalseDebility, unspecifiedFalse31 - 90 days60001