Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a monthly update of data that provides a snapshot of the impact of COVID-19 on the Medicare population. The updated data show over 4.9 million COVID-19 cases among the Medicare population and over 1.3 million COVID-19 hospitalizations. The updated snapshot covers the period from January 1, 2020 to August 21, 2021. It is based on Medicare Fee-for-Service claims and Medicare Advantage encounter data CMS received by September 17, 2021.
In addition, CMS released a new supplemental COVID-19 Hospitalizations Trend Report that highlights trends in hospitalization rates over the same time period cut by month and various demographic characteristics.
To view the updated snapshot visit: https://www.cms.gov/research-statistics-data-systems/preliminary-medicare-covid-19-data-snapshot
To view the new COVID-19 Hospitalizations Trend Report visit: https://www.cms.gov/research-statistics-data-systems/medicare-covid-19-hospitalization-trendsCenters for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has sent this update. To contact Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) go to our contact us page.
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