CMS Updates Hospice “Public Use File” Data

A recently updated source from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) provides in-depth detail on hospice payments, utilization, and patient demographics at the individual hospice and state levels. The release is part of CMS’ efforts to achieve greater transparency in healthcare.  The CY 2016 Hospice Utilization and Payment Public Use File (PUF) contains information on…