Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Did You Know, Colorado? May 21, 2014

  • CMS has just released new and updated information on chronic conditions among Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries, including national, state, county, and hospital referral region level data for the years 2008-2012; data for examining disparities; and data on prevalence, utilization of select Medicare services, and Medicare spending. This information can be used to improve care coordination and health outcomes for Medicare beneficiaries living with chronic conditions.
  • The most prevalent chronic conditions among Medicare beneficiaries in Colorado aged 65 and older in 2012: hypertension (43.3%), hyperlipidemia (35.2%), arthritis (26.9%), ischemic heart disease (21.3%), and diabetes (17.2%).
  • In Colorado, 56.3% of Medicare beneficiaries aged 65 and older had multiple chronic conditions in 2012. Per capita Medicare spending increases exponentially as the number of chronic conditions increases. 8.6% of beneficiaries in Colorado aged 65 and older had 6+ chronic conditions, but they accounted for 34.9% of total Medicare spending.

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