CMS releases data showing COVID-19’s impact on Medicare population

The Facilities for Medicare and Medicaid Services has unveiled its first regular update of info that supplies a snapshot of the influence of COVID-19 on the Medicare populace.

Both equally COVID-19 instances and hospitalizations of Medicare beneficiaries are highest amid minority teams, according to the agency’s Medicare COVID-19 Info Snapshot.

For the first time, the snapshot consists of info for American Indian/Alaskan Native Medicare beneficiaries. Info implies this populace has the 2nd-highest price of hospitalization for COVID-19 amid racial/ethnic teams. Earlier, the quantity of hospitalizations of American Indian/Alaskan Native beneficiaries was far too minimal to be reported.

Blacks guide in hospitalization premiums, having hospitalizations of 670 for every 100,000 beneficiaries. Blacks also have the highest price of COVID-19 instances amid Medicare members, with one,658 instances for every 100,000 beneficiaries.

The info is centered on Medicare Fee-for-Company claims info, Medicare Advantage encounter info, and Medicare enrollment info masking the time period

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