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Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), previously known as the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA), is a federal agency within the United States Department of Health and...

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Basic Stand Alone Medicare Hospice Beneficiary PUF

This release contains the Basic Stand Alone (BSA) Hospice Beneficiary Public Use Files (PUF) with information from Medicare hospice claims. The CMS BSA Hospice Beneficiary PUF is a beneficiary-level file in which each record is a beneficiary who had at least one hospice claim from a random 5 percent sample of Medicare beneficiaries. There are some demographic and claim-related variables provided in this PUF.

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Dataset Info

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Modified Date
Bureau Code
009:38 - Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Release Date
Program Code
009:000 - Department of Health and Human Services - (Primary Program Not Available)
Temporal Coverage
Thursday, May 18, 2017 -
20:08 to 20:10
Contact Name
Health Data Initiative
Contact Email
Public Access Level

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