DATABASE: Connecticut Hospital Charges & Medicare Reimbursement

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services provided 2011 data on the prices hospitals charge and the reimbursement those hospitals receive. The data includes the top 100 diagnoses, chosen by number of discharged patients across hospitals from all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

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Field Descriptions

Diagnosis: Code and description identifying the clinical conditions and the procedures furnished by the hospital during the stay.
Provider: Name of the hospital.
City: City where the provider is physically located.
Total Discharges: The number of discharges billed by the provider for inpatient hospital services.
Average Charges: The provider's average charge for services covered by Medicare for all discharges in the diagnosis. These will vary from hospital to hospital because of differences in hospital charge structures.
Average Payments: The average of Medicare payments to the provider for the diagnosis including the diagnosis amount, teaching, disproportionate share, capital, and outlier payments for all cases. Also included in Total Payments are co-payment and deductible amounts that the patient is responsible for and payments by third parties for coordination of benefits.

SOURCE: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services