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Hospital Compare Files

If you are planning to display Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Compare quality measures in your MONAHRQ® generated Web site, download the file that is compatible with the version of MONAHRQ you are using. MONAHRQ 7, build 4 is compatible with the April 2017 and older Hospital Compare files. A software patch is available for you to import which will make MONAHRQ 7 or older versions compatible with the latest CMS Hospital Compare Database and Nursing Home Compare Database. Both latest databases can be downloaded directly from their respective websites and directly imported into MONAHRQ. For more information related to the patch, refer to the Download Software section. Updated files are available quarterly.

If you would like an older version of the Hospital Compare data, please refer to the MONAHRQ® Archives.

  • July 2017 Hospital Compare file (ZIP, 15 MB)
    This version is compatible with MONAHRQ 7 build 5 and contains the following updates:

    • Data refresh for measures
    • Due to data issues, data for the following measures were suppressed for the July 2017 update:
      • Healthcare Associated Infection (HAI)-1 and HAI-2 (for all hospitals)
      • HAI-6 measure data (for hospitals with inaccurate data)
    • Patient Safety Indicator (PSI)-90 data were not refreshed in July 2017. The data will be updated in October 2017
  • April 2017 Hospital Compare file (ZIP, 55 MB)
    This version is compatible with MONAHRQ 7 build 4 and higher and contains the following updates:

    • Data refresh and new CSV file format.
  • December 2016 Hospital Compare file (ZIP, 55 MB)
    This version is compatible with MONAHRQ 7 build 3 and higher and contains the following data:

    • Data have been refreshed, including Star ratings.
  • October 2016 Hospital Compare file (ZIP, 55 MB)
    This version is compatible with MONAHRQ 7 build 2 and higher and contains the following data:

    • Mortality and readmissions measure results for July 2015 through October 2016.
    • Imaging measure results for July 2015 through May 2016.
  • August 2016 Hospital Compare file (ZIP, 45 MB)
    This version is compatible with MONAHRQ 7 build 2 and higher and contains the following data:

    • Mortality and readmissions measure results for July 2014 through June 2015.
    • Imaging measure results for July 2014 through June 2015.
    • HCAHPS survey results for October 2014 through September 30, 2015.
  • May 2016 Hospital Compare file (ZIP, 41 MB)
    This version is compatible with MONAHRQ 7 and higher and contains the following data:

    • Mortality and readmissions measure results for July 2013 through December 2014.
    • Imaging measure results for July 2013 through December 2014.
    • HCAHPS survey results for July 2013 through May 2014.
  • May 2015 Hospital Compare file (ZIP, 41 MB)
    This version is compatible with MONAHRQ 6.0 Build 2 and contains the following data:

    • Mortality and readmissions measure results for July 2013 through December 2014.
    • Imaging measure results for July 2013 through December 2014.
    • HCAHPS survey results for July 2013 through December 2014.
  • January 2015 Hospital Compare file (ZIP, 32 MB)
    This version is compatible with MONAHRQ 6.0. This file contains the following data:

    • Mortality and readmissions measure results for July 2010 through June 2013.
    • Process of care measure results for July 2012 through June 2013.
    • Imaging measure results for January 2011 through December 2011.
    • HCAHPS survey results for January 2013 through December 2013.
    • Central Line Associated Blood Stream Infections (HAI-1-SIR) measure results for July 2012 through June 2013.
  • May 2014 Hospital Compare file (ZIP, 33 MB)
    This version is compatible with MONAHRQ 5.0. This file contains the following data:

    • Mortality and readmissions measure results for July 2009 through June 2012.
    • Process of care measure results for July 2012 through June 2013.
    • Imaging measure results for January 2011 through December 2011.
    • HCAHPS survey results for July 2012 through June 2013.
    • Central Line Associated Blood Stream Infections (HAI-1-SIR) measure results for July 2012 through June 2013.
    • Heart Attack Patients Given a Prescription for a Statin at Discharge (AMI-10) measure results for January 2011 through June 2012.
    • Retired and suspended measures: AMI-1, AMI-3, AMI-4, AMI-5, HF-4, OP-1 , PN-4, PN-5C, PN-7, SCIP-INF-6, SCIP-VTE-1
  • April 2013 Hospital Compare file (ZIP, 24 MB)
    This version is compatible with MONAHRQ 5.0. This file contains the following data:

    • Mortality and readmissions measure results for July 2009 through June 2012.
    • Process of care measure results for July 2012 through June 2013.
    • Imaging measure results for January 2011 through December 2011.
    • HCAHPS survey results for July 2012 through June 2013.
    • Central Line Associated Blood Stream Infections (HAI-1-SIR) measure results for July 2012 through June 2013.
    • Heart Attack Patients Given a Prescription for a Statin at Discharge (AMI-10) measure results for January 2011 through June 2012.
    • Retired and suspended measures: AMI-1, AMI-3, AMI-4, AMI-5, HF-4, OP-1 , PN-4, PN-5C, PN-7, SCIP-INF-6, SCIP-VTE-1.

Medicare Provider Charge Data

If you are planning to display the costs, charges, and payments for the top 25 Diagnosis Related Groups by volume in the Hospital Profile reports in your MONAHRQ-generated website, download the file below containing the most recent data.

  • FY 2014 Medicare Provider Charge Data File (ZIP, 9 MB)
    This version is compatible with MONAHRQ 7.0  and contains the following data:

    • Hospital-specific charges more than 3,000 U.S. hospitals that receive Medicare Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) payments for the top 100 most frequently billed discharges, paid under Medicare based on a rate per discharge using the Medicare Severity Diagnosis Related Group (MS-DRG) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2012.
    • DRGs represent almost 7 million discharges or 60 percent of total Medicare IPPS discharges.
  • FY 2013 Medicare Provider Charge Data File (ZIP, 7 MB) 
    This version is compatible with MONAHRQ 5.0 Build #2 and contains the following data: ​

    • Hospital-specific charges more than 3,000 U.S. hospitals that receive Medicare Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) payments for the top 100 most frequently billed discharges, paid under Medicare based on a rate per discharge using the Medicare Severity Diagnosis Related Group (MS-DRG) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2013.
    • DRGs represent almost 7 million discharges or 60 percent of total Medicare IPPS discharges.
  • FY 2012 Medicare Provider Charge Data File (ZIP, 7 MB)
    This version is compatible with MONAHRQ 5.0 Build #2 and contains the following data:

    • Hospital-specific charges more than 3,000 U.S. hospitals that receive Medicare Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) payments for the top 100 most frequently billed discharges, paid under Medicare based on a rate per discharge using the Medicare Severity Diagnosis Related Group (MS-DRG) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2012.
    • DRGs represent almost 7 million discharges or 60 percent of total Medicare IPPS discharges.
  • FY 2011 Medicare Provider Charge Data File (ZIP, 3 MB)
    This version is compatible with MONAHRQ 5.0 and contains the following data:

    • Hospital-specific charges more than 3,000 U.S. hospitals that receive Medicare Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) payments for the top 100 most frequently billed discharges, paid under Medicare based on a rate per discharge using the Medicare Severity Diagnosis Related Group (MS-DRG) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2011.
    • DRGs represent almost 7 million discharges or 60 percent of total Medicare IPPS discharges.

Nursing Home Data

If you are planning to display the CMS Nursing Home Compare quality measures in your MONAHRQ generated Web site, download the file below containing the most recent data. Updated files are available quarterly.

MONAHRQ 6.0 displays the data directly from the Nursing Home Compare source without alterations. The MONAHRQ 6.0 software supports the July 2015 data capture period and prior.

Physician Data

If you are planning to display the CMS Physician Compare profile and location information, the data can be obtained by the API embedded in the MONAHRQ software.

For additional information on the Physician Compare Data, visit the Physician Compare Web site.

Page last reviewed September 2017
Page originally created April 2013
Internet Citation: MONAHRQ Data. Content last reviewed September 2017. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/systems/monahrq/data/index.html