Average total hierarchical condition category score for Medicare beneficiaries (mean)
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Average hierarchical condition category score of Medicare beneficiaries with full fee-for-service coverage for 12 months
Sum of the hierarchical condition category scores normalized by the national average
Number of Medicare beneficiaries with full fee-for-service Medicare
- Divide the sum of the normalized hierarchical condition category scores by the count of Medicare beneficiaries with full fee-for-service Medicare
- 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.
- HRR documentation is posted at http://www.dartmouthatlas.org/downloads/methods/geogappdx.pdf
Chronic Condition Data Warehouse (CCW)
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.