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Provider of Service File (POS)

Description

The file contains an individual record for each Medicare-approved provider and is updated quarterly.

Supplier

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

Data Years Available

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Periodicity

Annual

Mode

Administrative data

Selected Content

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Population covered

All Medicare certified providers of service.

Methodology

The Provider of Services (POS) Extract is created from the QIES (Quality Improvement Evaluation System) database. These data include provider number, name, and address and characterize the participating institutional providers. The data are collected through the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Regional Offices.

Response rate and sample size

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Interpretation Issues

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References

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