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What It Is

Health 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).

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
To receive a public use data set, the purchaser/recipient must complete the Public Use Data Request Form and read and agree to the details of the Agreement for Use of Kentucky Health Claims Data. Further details of the public use datasets can be found below: 

2018 Public Use Dataset File Layout 

2018 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.

Data Request
The Office of Health Data and Analytics, Division of Analytics responds to request for data analysis and 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:

HFSD Variables.xlsx 

2018 Reporting Ambulatory Facilities 

2018 Reporting Hospitals 

Data Request Technical Notes 

Complete Data Request Form


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