Medicare Beneficiaries, Costs, Utilization, & Quality

Summary: Medicare Beneficiaries, Costs, Utilization, & Quality

This database provides county-level Medicare beneficiary demographics, Prevention Quality Indicators (PQI), readmission rates, and service-level costs and utilization.  Standardized data removes geographic differences in payment rates for individual services i.e.. removed adjustments that Medicare makes to account for local wages or input prices. Risk-adjusted reflects costs adjusted for differences in beneficiaries’ health using a risk-adjustment model that CMS uses to pay Medicare Advantage plans.  See this glossary for more definitions.

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Geographic Coverage: U.S., States, Counties

Periodicity: Annually

Series Begins/Ends: 2007 - 2015

Data Source: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

New Database added:  May 03, 2017 Next update: Oct. 31, 2018

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