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Chronic Conditions Dashboard

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The CMS Chronic Conditions Dashboard presents statistical views of information on the prevalence, utilization and Medicare spending for Medicare beneficiaries with chronic conditions. The Dashboard displays information on a subset of the predefined chronic conditions available in the Chronic Condition Warehouse (CCW) at the national, state, and hospital referral region (HRR) levels for 2011.

The information in this Dashboard is limited to Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) beneficiaries residing in the 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia, who were continuously enrolled in Medicare FFS, parts A and B, for 2011. Beneficiaries who were enrolled in a Medicare Advantage (MA) plan were excluded as were beneficiaries who first became eligible for Medicare after January of the calendar year. Beneficiaries who died during the year were included up to their date of death if they met the other inclusion criteria.

The Dashboard includes a set of 15 chronic conditions:

  • Alzheimer’s disease, related disorders, or senile dementia
  • Arthritis (including rheumatoid and osteoarthritis)
  • Asthma
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Cancer (breast, colorectal, lung, and prostate)
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • COPD
  • Depression
  • Diabetes (excluding diabetic conditions related to pregnancy)
  • Heart failure
  • Hyperlipidemia (High cholesterol)
  • Hypertension (High blood pressure)
  • Ischemic heart disease
  • Osteoporosis
  • Stroke/Transient ischemic attack

The statistics in the Dashboard include (1) the prevalence of Medicare beneficiaries with the specific 15 conditions, (2) the prevalence and per capita Medicare spending for beneficiaries with multiple chronic conditions, based upon counting the number of conditions from the set of 15 conditions and (3) utilization metrics for 30-day hospital readmissions and emergency department (ER) visits by the number of chronic conditions. In addition to the information being available at the state, HRR, and national levels, the Dashboard also allows the user to select information for specific beneficiary sub-groups defined by gender, age group and dual eligibility status. Dual eligibles are those beneficiaries that receive benefits from both Medicare and Medicaid. Medicare beneficiaries were classified as dual eligibles if in any month in the given calendar year they were receiving full or partial Medicaid benefits.


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