Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: QG-073-001-1-1-United States-CMS-2004

Subject Area: Medical and Health

Bibliographic Citation: Medicare part B extract summary system (BESS) carrier data file for calendar year 2004.  [machine-readable data file] / U.S. Department of Health and Health Services. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services  [principal investigator(s)] / U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: BESS2004-NT

Date Accessioned: 3/31/2008

Number of Files Received: 0

Comments: Dara files are in raw ASCII and Microsoft Excel formats. For additional information about BESS data, visit this BESS site. General information about the Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) can be found at < a href="http://www.cms.hhs.gov/MedHCPCSGenInfo/>this site.

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Date Ordered: 2/21/2008

Documentation: Machine-readable in PDF format

Abstract: The data sets are summarized by meaningful the Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System/Current Procedural Terminology (HCPC/CPT), code ranges. Brief descriptions for the code ranges and modifiers are provided in the readme file (see Numeric and Alpha numeric Code Ranges and Descriptions section in the readme file). The data set name contains the year followed by a five character sequence that is the HCPCS/CPT code. This HCPCS/CPT code corresponds to the first HCPCS/CPT in the selected code range of disciplines. Within each code range are, procedural, condition, or description subheadings. Each data set displays the allowed services, allowed charges, and payment amounts by HCPCS/CPT codes and prominent modifiers.

Media/File Reports:

7377 (CD-Rom)
7378 (CD-Rom)
7379 (CD-Rom)
9002 (USB Flask Drive)
9003 (USB Flask Drive)
9004 (SSCC network drive)