The Home Health Agency PUF features information on utilization, payment, submitted charges, and demographic and chronic condition indicators organized by Home Health Resource Group (HHRG), CMS Certification Number and state of service. It also has additional information on low-utilization payment amount (LUPA) episodes and outlier payments. 

The Home Health Agency Utilization and Payment Public Use File (Home Health Agency PUF), is part of CMS’s Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data set

The data can be used for many types of analyses, including patterns of utilization, total Medicare payment amounts and geographical comparisons of Medicare standards state by state. This information is extremely useful as we advance into more coordinated care and value-based purchasing models.