Diabetes Long-term Complications Admission Rate (per 100,000 beneficiaries)

Diabetes long-term complications admission rate among Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries.
Diabetes Long-term Complications
Report Area 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Franklin County, PA Aged <65 years N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Franklin County, PA Aged 65-74 years N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Franklin County, PA Aged 75 years and over N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Pennsylvania Aged <65 years 754 760 748 740 689
Pennsylvania Aged 65-74 years 275 268 256 246 237
Pennsylvania Aged 75 years and over 359 320 319 313 269
Data Source: CCW (CMS)

Diabetes Long-term Complications Admission Rate (per 100,000 beneficiaries)

Numerator

Discharges with ICD-9-CM principal diagnosis code for long-term complications

Denominator

Count of Medicare FFS beneficiaries

Methodology

Prevention Quality Indicators (PQI) version 4.3 software was downloaded from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality web site - AHRQ-Quality Indicators Software and used to calculate this PQI quality measure rate (observed).

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).

Beneficiary age group (< 65, 65-74, and 75+ ) was determined using the age of the individual at the end of the reference year or the individual's age at the time of death.

Zip code rates were aggregated to hospital referral region (HRR) rates by summing numerators and denominators for beneficiary zip codes within the HRR.

State rates were calculated by summing numerators and denominators of the zip code rates within the state.

References

Prevention Quality Indicators (PQI) version 4.3 software is posted on the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality web site - Prevention Quality Indicators (PQI) version 4.3 software 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>