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Characteristics and perceptions of the Medicare population: 2001-2005.

Murgolo MS - Health Care Financ Rev (2008)

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Affiliation: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Baltimore, MD 21244-1850, USA. maggie.murgolo@cms.hhs.gov

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The survey collects a variety of information on these Medicare beneficiaries with a focus on the social, economic, and demographic characteristics of the Medicare population, beneficiaries' health status, and their health care services, cost, and sources of payment... This annual publication serves as a source book based on the Access to Care Data File from the MCBS and focuses on the socioeconomic and demographic characteristics of the Medicare population, their health status, their health insurance coverage, and their access to and satisfaction with Medicare services... The data in the following figures is for community Medicare beneficiaries... Based on the data in the figures, we can see areas of improvement within the Medicare Program as well as areas that may need further attention... Overall, the percentage of female Medicare beneficiaries' having a mammogram remained stable... In 2001, 52 percent had a mammogram performed compared to 51 percent in 2005... The amount of Medicare beneficiaries' receiving flu or pneumonia shots is also generally on the rise excluding a drop in flu vaccination rates between 2004 and 2005 which could be attributed to a flu vaccine shortage during that time... From 2001 to 2005 the rate of beneficiaries' reporting they had heart disease decreased by 5 percent... One specific area of the Medicare Program that may need further attention is Medicare beneficiaries' knowledge of Medicare information... In 2001, 43 percent of Medicare beneficiaries' reported they knew most or all of the Medicare information they needed to know compared to 35 percent in 2005... Most of this decline occurred between 2004 and 2005 and could be the result of the increasing complexity of the Medicare Program as a result of the implementation of the 2003 Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act.

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Percent of Medicare Beneficiaries With Two or More Chronic Conditions, by Age: 2001-2005As might be expected, the percent of beneficiaries reporting two or more chronic conditions increased every year for the past 5 years.As age increased, the percentage of aged beneficiaries with two or more chronic conditions also increased. Beneficiaries age 85 or over were more likely to have Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, stroke, osteoporis, or a broken hip. Cancer rates were highest for beneficiaries age 75-84. Disabled beneficiaries had higher than average rate of diabetes and pulmonary disease.
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f5-hcfr-29-03-059: Percent of Medicare Beneficiaries With Two or More Chronic Conditions, by Age: 2001-2005As might be expected, the percent of beneficiaries reporting two or more chronic conditions increased every year for the past 5 years.As age increased, the percentage of aged beneficiaries with two or more chronic conditions also increased. Beneficiaries age 85 or over were more likely to have Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, stroke, osteoporis, or a broken hip. Cancer rates were highest for beneficiaries age 75-84. Disabled beneficiaries had higher than average rate of diabetes and pulmonary disease.


Characteristics and perceptions of the Medicare population: 2001-2005.

Murgolo MS - Health Care Financ Rev (2008)

Percent of Medicare Beneficiaries With Two or More Chronic Conditions, by Age: 2001-2005As might be expected, the percent of beneficiaries reporting two or more chronic conditions increased every year for the past 5 years.As age increased, the percentage of aged beneficiaries with two or more chronic conditions also increased. Beneficiaries age 85 or over were more likely to have Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, stroke, osteoporis, or a broken hip. Cancer rates were highest for beneficiaries age 75-84. Disabled beneficiaries had higher than average rate of diabetes and pulmonary disease.
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f5-hcfr-29-03-059: Percent of Medicare Beneficiaries With Two or More Chronic Conditions, by Age: 2001-2005As might be expected, the percent of beneficiaries reporting two or more chronic conditions increased every year for the past 5 years.As age increased, the percentage of aged beneficiaries with two or more chronic conditions also increased. Beneficiaries age 85 or over were more likely to have Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, stroke, osteoporis, or a broken hip. Cancer rates were highest for beneficiaries age 75-84. Disabled beneficiaries had higher than average rate of diabetes and pulmonary disease.

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Affiliation: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Baltimore, MD 21244-1850, USA. maggie.murgolo@cms.hhs.gov

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The survey collects a variety of information on these Medicare beneficiaries with a focus on the social, economic, and demographic characteristics of the Medicare population, beneficiaries' health status, and their health care services, cost, and sources of payment... This annual publication serves as a source book based on the Access to Care Data File from the MCBS and focuses on the socioeconomic and demographic characteristics of the Medicare population, their health status, their health insurance coverage, and their access to and satisfaction with Medicare services... The data in the following figures is for community Medicare beneficiaries... Based on the data in the figures, we can see areas of improvement within the Medicare Program as well as areas that may need further attention... Overall, the percentage of female Medicare beneficiaries' having a mammogram remained stable... In 2001, 52 percent had a mammogram performed compared to 51 percent in 2005... The amount of Medicare beneficiaries' receiving flu or pneumonia shots is also generally on the rise excluding a drop in flu vaccination rates between 2004 and 2005 which could be attributed to a flu vaccine shortage during that time... From 2001 to 2005 the rate of beneficiaries' reporting they had heart disease decreased by 5 percent... One specific area of the Medicare Program that may need further attention is Medicare beneficiaries' knowledge of Medicare information... In 2001, 43 percent of Medicare beneficiaries' reported they knew most or all of the Medicare information they needed to know compared to 35 percent in 2005... Most of this decline occurred between 2004 and 2005 and could be the result of the increasing complexity of the Medicare Program as a result of the implementation of the 2003 Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act.

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