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Provider of Service File

Description: 

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

Data Years Available: 
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Periodicity: 
Annual
Mode of Collection: 
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.
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Interpretation Issues: 
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