New Data: CMS County-Level Chronic Conditions

Diabetes Prevalence by County
Map showing the prevalence of diabetes among the
Medicare population by county.

 New data available in HealthLandscape!

Last month, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released new data about Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries who have chronic conditions. This data set is now available in HealthLandscape’s Community HealthView data library.

Diabetes Prevalence >30% by County
Threshold map showing counties where diabetes prevalance
among the Medicare population exceeds 30 percent.

This data set tracks 15 chronic conditions and lists their prevalence by county:

  • Alzheimer’s disease, related disorders, or senile dementia
  • Arthritis (including rheumatoid and osteoarthritis)
  • Asthma
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Cancer (breast, colorectal, lung, and prostate)
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Depression
  • Diabetes (excluding diabetic conditions
    related to pregnancy)
  • Heart failure
  • High cholesterol (hyperlipidemia)
  • High blood pressure (hypertension)
  • Ischemic heart disease
  • Osteoporosis
  • Stroke/transient ischemic attack 
ED visit rate among Medicare population with >6 chronic conditions
Map showing the emergency department visit rate by county
for Medicare population with 6 or more chronic conditions.

The data set also includes data for Medicare beneficiaries who have multiple chronic conditions. It tracks:

  • Prevalance by county
  • Spending per capita
  • Emergency department visit rate
  • Hospital readmission rate

To access this data set, log in to www.HealthLandscape.org (registration is free), click “Community HealthView” on the Tools menu, and enter “chronic conditions” in the search field. You’ll see the list of available data sets.

For a more detailed overview of HealthLandscape and our Community HealthView data library, click here to sign up for an “Introduction to HealthLandscape” webinar.

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