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Cost Reports

Understanding the Data

Date Recorded
Wednesday, August 14, 2013

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.

Medicare Cost Report Download

Date Recorded
Wednesday, August 14, 2013

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.

Medicare Cost Report Resources

Date Recorded
Wednesday, August 14, 2013

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.

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