Friday, August 4, 2017

Community HealthView Update Brief #40: AIDS Prevalence and CMS Costs Data

During the week of August 3rd, 2017, HealthLandscape updated Community HealthView with nineteen datasets from the Appalachian Regional Commission, AIDSVu, and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) Administrative Claims Data.

The data from the Appalachian Regional Commission included economic data for only those counties in the Appalachia region.

The data from AIDSVu on AIDS prevalence were also added for rates by age, race, sex, and county for 2013. The HIV prevalence and new HIV diagnoses data presented on AIDSVu are collected by state and local health departments, and de-duplicated and processed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to meet data quality standards for comparability and reliability. The data reflect persons living with diagnosed HIV infection or persons living with diagnosed HIV infection.

The remaining fourteen datasets all came from the latest CMS geographic variation file. For data year 2015, these data include costs information for ambulatory surgery centers, durable medical equipment, skilled nursing facilities, hospice, imaging, Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC), and long term care hospital costs, among others. CMS has developed these data that enable researchers and policymakers to evaluate geographic variation in the utilization and quality of health care services for the Medicare fee-for-service population.

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Social Determinants of Health Mapper:
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