The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has released ownership data for all Medicare-certified hospitals.
The release supports President Joe Biden’s executive order on promoting competition. The information posted includes detailed information on the ownership of more than 7,000 hospitals. The data elements include:
- Enrollment information such as organization name, type, practice location addresses (e.g., off campus), national provider identifier, and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) certification number
- Detailed information about each owner, such as whether it is an organization or an individual and whether it is a direct or indirect owner (that is, there is at least one subsidiary between it and the provider)
- A numerical associate ID for each owner to enable linkage to the enrollment file
The data are available on the CMS data website.