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What It Is

HFSD LogoHealth Facility and Services data is a collection of records describing a single inpatient stay or outpatient encounter in Kentucky. The data come from Kentucky hospitals (inpatient, outpatient and emergency department) and ambulatory facilities (ambulatory surgery center, ambulatory care center, specialized medical technology services provider or mobile health services provider).

Annual Administrative Claims Data Reports
Annual reports are published using this data, related to Caridac Catheteritzations, Inpatient hospitalizations and Emergency Department encounters. See the Administrative Claims Data Reports in the drop down box in the right column.

Inpatient Records
This data includes all hospital inpatient discharges. Each record includes demographic data (gender, age, state, county, race, ethnicity and ZIP code of residence), a unique hospital identifier, hospital stay data (admission type and source, length of stay, diagnoses codes, procedure codes, discharge status and total charges) and grouping codes (major diagnostic category, Medicare severity - diagnosis related group). Personal identifying information, such as name, address and Social Security number are not collected.

Outpatient Records
This data includes all hospital outpatient and emergency department encounters and all visits and procedures completed at ambulatory surgery center, ambulatory care centers, specialized medical technology service providers and mobile health service providers. Each record includes demographic data (gender, age group, state, county, race and ethnicity), a unique facility identifier, diagnosis codes and procedure information.

Available Data
This data is available to the public through two different methods. A public use version of the data is available for purchase or you can submit a data request for an aggregate summary on a particular topic.

Public Use Dataset
Public Use Datasets can be purchased in two ways. You can request and pay for the datasets online through the Public Use Dataset Online Request Form (additional fee included for online payment) or submit the completed Public Use Dataset Hardcopy Request Formand read and agree to the details of the Agreement For Use of Kentucky Health Claims Data and check via mail. Further details of the public use datasets can be found below: 

Public Use Dataset File Layout

Public Use Dataset Lookup Table

Public Use Dataset Technical Notes

Cost per dataset 
Non-profit:  $500
All Others:  $1,500

Please email Allison Lile or call (502) 564-7940 with questions about ordering data or for further information about public use datasets.

Request for Aggregate Data
The Office of Health Data and Analytics, Division of Analytics responds to request for data analysis and aggregate data reports. To submit a data request, please complete our online data request form. Currently, there is no charge for data requests. Further details related to the data used for data request can be found below:

Healthcare Facilities and Services Data Variables

2019 Reporting Facilities

Aggregate Data Request Technical Notes

Complete Request for Aggregate Data

Health Facilities and Service Data Contact
Allison Lile
Healthcare Data Administrator

Documentation