ASC Data—User Agreement

The original data used to prepare these analysis has been made available to us by the Center for Medical & Medicaid Services (CMS).  The processing and review of the original data was performed by the Blue House Sales Group, LLC.  CMS offers the following disclaimers in regards to the use of the original data.

Data accuracy: CMS public data is derived from data that is used by the agency for operational purposes. CMS does not insure 100% accuracy of all records and all fields. Some data fields that are not used for agency functions may contain incorrect or incomplete data.

Privacy protection: CMS is obligated by the federal Privacy Act, 5 U.s.C. Section. 552a and the HIPAA Privacy Rule, 45 C.F.R Parts 160 and 164, to protect the privacy of individual beneficiaries and other persons. Public data files consist of aggregated data that do not permit direct identification of individuals. Attempting to determine individual identities from public data is a violation of the federal Privacy Act, 5 U.S.C and the HIPAA Privacy Rule.

The dataset and analysis packages as offered through this website are done so as a one-time purchase.  The dataset and/or analysis is not to be shared with others outside of your organization. Updated reports are released according to the release of new data by CMS and as dictated by the schedule listed on the site.  Updates will not be issued automatically, they must be requested and/or purchased per the agreement within package of purchase. ASC Data retains the right to disclose the name of any company that has purchased its datasets and reports.