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Geographic Data

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has developed data that enables researchers and policymakers to examine geographic variation in the prevalence of chronic conditions and multiple chronic conditions as well as utilization and Medicare spending for beneficiaries with multiple chronic conditions. The data are aggregated to three geographic areas: (1) the 50 U.S. states and Washington, DC, (2) hospital referral regions (HRR), and (3) U.S. counties and are available for the years 2007-2011.

The data are available as excel files with “Reports” that allow users to compare a specific geographic area to national Medicare estimates. Report 1 presents the prevalence of 15 common chronic conditions among Medicare beneficiaries and Report 2 presents the prevalence, utilization and Medicare spending for Medicare beneficiaries with multiple chronic conditions. In addition, the excel files include a brief “Overview” section describing the data source, the sample population and the methodology for calculating these indicators.

State Reports

HRR Reports

County Reports