New Interactive Resource For U.S. Health Data: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Launches Statistics Website
From Today’s Announcement:
The CMS [Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services] program Statistics website replaces the former Medicare and Medicaid Statistical Supplement, which was published annually in electronic form from 2001-2013.
The website will include over 100 detailed, easy-to-access data tables on national health care, Medicare populations, utilization, and expenditures, as well as counts for Medicare-certified institutional and non-institutional providers.
The first two sections, which include information on national health expenditures, life expectancy, population projections, and Medicare enrollment and providers have been released. Additional sections will be released on a rolling-basis.
The website also allows users to search for Medicare information in a visually appealing, easy to navigate format through the new Medicare Enrollment Dashboard. The Dashboard is an interactive online tool presenting monthly Medicare enrollment figures and yearly trends for hospital/medical coverage and prescription drug coverage by geographical areas, including national, state/territory, and county.
Direct to New CMS Programs Statistics Website
…provides current information on the number of Medicare beneficiaries with hospital/medical coverage and prescription drug coverage, available for several geographical areas including national, state/territory, and county. The hospital/medical coverage data can be broken down further by health care delivery (Original Medicare versus Medicare Advantage and Other Health Plans) and the prescription drug coverage data can be examined by those enrolled in stand-alone Prescription Drug Plans and those enrolled in Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug plans. The dashboard includes enrollee counts on a rolling 12 month basis and also provides information on yearly trends.
See Also: Direct to Underlying Enrollment Dashboard Data Files (.Zip)
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