Medicare - Selected Conditions by Racial Group, 2016

Description: The racial distribution of Medicare beneficiaries treated for selected conditions is displayed. There is racial variation in the prevalence of treatment for these conditions. Although the black racial group comprises 9.5% of the Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) population in 2016, they had disproportionately high rates of treatment for schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders (SchizPsychotic; 17.9%), obesity (13.3%), pressure ulcers (PressUlc; 12.0%), and peripheral vascular disease (PVD; 11.2%). The white racial group comprised 83.1% of the total FFS population, 87.2% of those treated for anxiety, and 86.1% of those treated for depressive disorders (DeprDis).

Technical Notes: American Indian, Native American, Other, and Unknown races are grouped together due to small cell sizes. Beneficiaries with full or nearly full fee-for-service (FFS) coverage during the year who received treatment for the condition within the two year look back period. Please refer to the CCW website to obtain the algorithm criteria for these other chronic or potentially disabling conditions. Denominator is all who were enrolled in Medicare on or after January 1, 2016 and had full or nearly full FFS coverage (i.e., 11 or 12 months of Medicare Part A and B [or coverage until time of death] and one month or less of HMO coverage). Beneficiaries may be counted in more than one condition category.

Chart Date: October 11, 2018

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Medicare - Selected Conditions by Sex, 2016

Description: The gender distribution of Medicare beneficiaries varies by condition. In Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) for 2016, 55% of the population was female. A much higher than expected proportion of people treated for treated for anxiety and depressive disorders were female (68.4% and 67.5%, respectively). A slightly higher proportion of Males than expected were treated for liver disease and schizophrenia and psychotic disorders (46.3% and 46.9%, respectively).

Technical Notes: Beneficiaries with full or nearly full fee-for-service (FFS) coverage during the year who received treatment for the condition within the two year look back period. Please refer to the CCW website to obtain the algorithm criteria for these other chronic or potentially disabling conditions. Denominator is all who were enrolled in Medicare on or after January 1, 2016 and had full or nearly full FFS coverage (i.e., 11 or 12 months of Medicare Part A and B [or coverage until time of death] and one month or less of HMO coverage). Beneficiaries may be counted in more than one condition category.

Chart Date: October 11, 2018

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