Available Datasets for Public Use
HSCRC collects various data sets from all acute care
hospitals and licensed specialty hospitals. By legislative mandate (COMAR
10.37.04, 10.37.01.08 and 10.37.06), these hospitals in Maryland are required
to submit to the Commission both financial and confidential patient-level
administrative data (referred to as “case mix data”) on all inpatient and
outpatient hospital visits.
The patient-level case-mix data includes confidential patient-level administrative data abstracted from the medical record of each of the state’s approximately 700,000 inpatient discharges and 5.7 million outpatient visits annually. This data is organized into inpatient and outpatient data sets. Hospitals report clinic, surgery and emergency room data as part of the outpatient dataset.
Hospitals submit financial schedules containing information on hospital financial conditions and utilization on a monthly and annual basis. Annual and Monthly reports are described below.
Annual Report of Revenue, Expenses, and Volumes
This report contains detailed cost, volume, revenue, and
staffing data by hospital department and is used for rate setting,
productivity reports, and to align approved rates to ensure rates are related
to costs during the reported fiscal year. Available by request.
Audited Financial Statements
This report is the hospital’s CPA approved annual
financial statements that are reconciled to Annual Report of Revenue,
Expenses, and Volume to ensure accuracy and used to monitor and disclose the
financial condition of hospitals during the reported fiscal year.
Annual Debt Collection/Financial Assistance Report
This report describes the hospital’s debt collection and
financial assistance activities during the reported fiscal year.
Community Benefit Report
This report provides detailed information on hospital’s
charitable activities within its communities during the reported fiscal year.
Revenue and Volumes Report
This report contains billed charges and related volumes by
rate center, resident status and Medicare payer, provided in the calendar
month reported and is used for a number of activities including:
Rate compliance and rate setting
Monitoring the financial performance
of hospitals on a monthly basis
In preparation of the annual cost
Monitoring and compliance by other
Unaudited Financial Statements
This report is the monthly income statement and balance
sheet data that is used to monitor the financial conditions of hospitals on a
The inpatient and outpatient data sets are abstracted from
the medical record of each of the state’s approximately 700,000 inpatient
discharges and 5.7 million outpatient visits annually. Hospitals report clinic,
surgery and emergency room data as part of the outpatient dataset.