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Chronic Conditions Chartbook: 2012 Edition

The 2012 edition of the chartbook “Chronic Conditions among Medicare Beneficiaries” was published in October 2012. The data used in this report come from the 2010 CMS administrative claims data for 100 percent of Medicare beneficiaries enrolled in the fee-for-service (FFS) program, which are available from the CMS Chronic  Condition Data Warehouse (www.ccwdata.org). The chartbook includes four sections: Section 1: Demographics and Prevalence, Section 2: Medicare Service Utilization, Section 3: Medicare Spending and Section 4: Chronic Condition Co-morbidity.

Figure 2.2 has been updated to correct an error in the coding of Medicare beneficiaries utilizing PAC services. For example, overall, the percentage of PAC users has been changed from 10% to 14%. The data tables and power point slides also have been updated. April 25, 2013