Physician procedures Medicare users (number)
Colorado - Larimer

Measurement Period: 2013

County

20,357

State

National

20,943,047

HP 2020

  • 58
  • 10471552
  • 20943047
Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries who used physician procedures services

Numerator

Number of Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries who used physician procedures services

2013 - Dimensions

  • Total

    20,357
    0
    Comparison of 65 Counties
    20,357
      Low: 58             High: 241269

Historical Data

  • Dimension2013201220112010200920082007
    Total20,357
    19,738
    18,817
    17,867
    17,180
    16,887
    16,812
  • DSU - Data statistically unreliable.

Methodology

  • A count was determined based on the number of Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries who used physician procedures services .
  • 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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