Depression (Medicare Population)

This indicator reports the percentage of the Medicare fee-for-service population with depression.
Report Area Total Medicare Beneficiaries Beneficiaries with Depression Percent with Depression
Franklin County, PA 22,144 3,529 15.9%
Pennsylvania 1,342,696 217,172 16.2%
United States 34,126,305 5,271,176 15.4%
Note: This indicator is compared with the state average. Green - Better than state average, Red - Worse than state average.
Data Source: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. 2012. Source geography: County

Website Updated August 2016

Depression (Medicare Population)

Data Background

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), a branch of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is the federal agency that runs the Medicare Program and monitors Medicaid programs offered by each state. Medicare is a type of federally-funded health insurance available to disabled persons and the population age 65 and older. CMS provides various data on the Medicare population based on claims and enrollment data.


Indicator percentages are acquired for 2012 from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Chronic Conditions Warehouse. The data used in the chronic condition reports are based upon CMS administrative enrollment and claims data for Medicare beneficiaries enrolled in the fee-for-service program. Beneficiaries who died during the year are included up to their date of death if they meet the other inclusion criteria. Chronic condition prevalence estimates are calculated by CMS by taking the beneficiaries with a particular condition divided by the total number of beneficiaries in our fee-for-service population, expressed as a percentage. For more information and to view the original data, please visit the CMS Chronic Conditions web page.

Courtesy: Community Commons, <>, August 2016