This presentation defines the different types of cost-to-charge ratios (CCRs), how to use these CCRs, and the locations of the CCRs in the data files. The segment walks through an example of how to apply CCRs to adjust charges in order to arrive at an estimated "cost".
This presentation provides background information about the cost reports that will help researchers understand the cost report data. This presentation includes a description of how cost reports are processed and how that impacts the data. This presentation also describes common issues researchers face when using the cost reports and options for dealing with those issues.
This presentation describes where to find the Medicare cost report downloads, what is contained within each data file, and the definitions used to create the download. This presentation includes a description of the resource documents that are essential in order to start using the data.
The Medicare cost reports can be downloaded from the CMS website. CMS provides several documents to aid with the use of the cost reports. This presentation describes each resource and explains how to use each. Also, it provides links to other important resource documents that will help researchers understand and use the Medicare cost reports.