The entire set of HCRIS Cost Report data is submitted to HCRIS by Fiscal Intermediary(FI)/ Medicare Contractor (MAC) on behalf of a provider. All data can be accessed by the public with help of Relational Database Technology. All HCRIS subsystems have 3 common tables: RPT(report), ALPHA(alphanumeric) and NMRC(numeric). The RPT table is the parent of the other tables and contains the unique primary key field RPT_REC_NUM. The field RPT_REC_NUM is a foreign key in the other tables. That is, all data in all tables are related by the value of the field RPT_REC_NUM. HOSP2010 Data File(s) : HOSPYYYY_DATA.ZIP: Contains the compressed files with the raw data for each fiscal year YYYY with text(.csv) files to be loaded into the HOSP2010_RPT table, the HOSP2010_RPT_NMRC table, and the HOSP2010_RPT_ALPHNMRC table. All necessary information to read the report can be accessed from Hospital 2010-Documentation including readme text Zip file and Hosp2010 Report file.
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) stores the Healthcare Cost Report Information System (HCRIS) cost report files in a relational database. The foremost characteristic of this database is the fact that data elements will be distributed in flat files aligned with the database table in the CMS database.