Incremental Cost of Care for Medicare Beneficiaries Diagnosed with Heart Disease – Inpatient Costs

Incremental Costs of Care per Capita for FFS Medicare beneficiaries diagnosed with Heart Disease, 2015: Inpatient Costs, by county. This map shows the concentrations of counties with the highest incremental inpatient costs per capita – meaning the top quintile – are located primarily in southern California, southern Texas, Kentucky, North Carolina, Michigan, Wyoming, and South Dakota, with pickets of counties in New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Illinois, Mississippi, Arkansas, West Virginia, Virginia, Montana, North Dakota, and Minnesota.

Geographic Patterns:
The average costs incurred by Inpatient Medicare Beneficiaries with heart disease above and beyond the costs incurred among beneficiaries without heart disease in 2020 by County. The map shows that the concentrations of counties with the highest average Incremental cost of care – meaning the top quintile – are located primarily in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Texas, Kentucky, West Virginia, Ohio, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, Michigan, Minnesota, South Dakota, Montana, Arizona, California, and Alaska. Pockets of high-rate counties also were found in Puerto Rico, Mississippi, Louisiana, Oklahoma, North Carolina, Virginia, Indiana, Pennsylvania, North Dakota, New Mexico, Kansas, and Nebraska.

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