Medicare Hospital Spending by Claim
The data displayed here describes average spending levels during hospitals’ Medicare Spending per Beneficiary (MSPB) episodes. An MSPB episode includes all Medicare Part A and Part B claims paid during the period from 3 days prior to a hospital admission through 30 days after discharge.
The table below divides each hospital’s average episode spending levels into three time periods: 1) during the 3 days prior to the index admission, 2) during the index admission, and 3) during the 30 days after hospital discharge. Within these three time periods, the average episode spending levels are further broken down into seven provider types (e.g., inpatient, outpatient).
For a complete description of the table structure, please see the "Fact Sheet - Medicare Spending Per Beneficiary Spending Breakdown by Claim Type" document available here.
Period of Performance: January 1, 2013 through December 31, 2013