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Hospice Medicare days (per 1,000 beneficiaries)
Kentucky - Montgomery

Measurement Period: 2012

County

809

State

National

1,889

HP 2020

  • 122
  • 2414
  • 4705
Average number of hospice days among Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries

Numerator

Number of hospice covered days

Population

Number of Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries

2012 - Dimensions

  • Total

    809
    0
    Comparison of 119 Counties
    809
      Low: 122             High: 4705

Historical Data

  • Dimension20122011201020092008
    Total809
    700
    858
    842
    803
  • DSU - Data statistically unreliable.

Methodology

  • 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 and 65+ ) 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.

References

  • HRR documentation is posted at http://www.dartmouthatlas.org/downloads/methods/geogappdx.pdf
  • See Document http://healthindicators.gov/App_Resources/Documents/HIW%20Methods%20Paper.pdf

Data Source(s)

  • Chronic Condition Data Warehouse (CCW)

    Description The Chronic Condition Data Warehouse (CCW) is a research database designed to (1) identify areas for improving the quality of care provided to chronically ill Medicare beneficiaries; (2) identify ways to reduce program spending; and (3) make current Medicare data more readily available to researchers studying chronic illness in the Medicare population. The CCW contains fee-for-service institutional and non-institutional claims, enrollment/eligibility, and assessment data from 1999 forward for a random 5% sample of Medicare beneficiaries (100% for 2005 forward). The data are linked by a unique, unidentifiable beneficiary key, which allows researchers to analyze information across the continuum of care.


  • Medicare Administrative Data

    Description CMS collects and synthesizes Medicare enrollment, spending, and claims data to monitor and evaluate access to and quality of care, trends in utilization, changes in payment policy, and other program-related issues.

    MethodologyThe claims and utilization data files contain extensive utilization information at various levels of summarization for a variety of providers and services. There are many types and levels of these files: the National Claims History (NCH) files, the Standard Analytic files (SAFs), Medicare Provider and Analysis Review (MEDPAR) files, Medicare enrollment files, and various other files.


 
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