Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Medicare Beneficiaries (percent)

Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries who have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Medicare Beneficiaries (percent)
Report Area 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Franklin County, PA 11.11% 10.98% 10.13% 10.72% 10.49%
Pennsylvania 11.54% 11.45% 11.27% 11.46% 11.11%
Data Source: CCW (CMS)

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Medicare Beneficiaries (percent)

Numerator

Count of Medicare FFS beneficiaries with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Denominator

Count of Medicare FFS beneficiaries

Methodology

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Medicare FFS beneficiaries limited to those who (a) have no months of HMO enrollment and (b) have both Part A and Part B for whatever portion of the year that they are covered by FFS Medicare (i.e., they have no months of A-only or B-only coverage).

Of this population, beneficiaries with CCW COPD chronic condition flag values of "1" or "3'" were determined to have had chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

References

CCW condition flag documentation is posted at http://www.ccwdata.org/data-dictionaries/index.htm HRR documentation is posted at Dartmouth Atlas-Appendix on the Geography of Health Care in the United States • SSA state and county code documentation is posted at County to CBSA crosswalk file

Courtesy: Health Indicators Warehouse, <www.healthindicators.gov>