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Two New Databases: Non-profits and Hospital Charges

Two new databases were released this week. Both are worth checking out!

  • Nonprofit Explorer. ProPublica.

    In April 2013, the IRS released structured data culled from the tax returns of almost 616,000 tax-exempt organizations. We’ve made this into a searchable database where you can look up organizations and see details like their executive compensation, revenue and expenses, as well as download their tax filings going back as far as 2001.

  • Medicare Provider Charge Data. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

    The data provided here include hospital-specific charges for the more than 3,000 U.S. hospitals that receive Medicare Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) payments for the top 100 most frequently billed discharges, paid under Medicare based on a rate per discharge using the Medicare Severity Diagnosis Related Group (MS-DRG) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2011. These DRGs represent almost 7 million discharges or 60 percent of total Medicare IPPS discharges.

    More links at InfoDocket.

ALA Midwinter GODORT Update Meeting: “NGOs and Libraries: Why Bother?”