Association of CMS-HCC Risk Scores with Health Care Utilization among Rural and Urban Medicare Beneficiaries
Research brief exploring healthcare utilization by rural and urban Medicare beneficiaries in order to better understand CMS Hierarchical Condition Categories (HCCs) and accurately apply the CMS-HCC risk score model. Analyzes 2014 CMS-HCC risk score data for different healthcare outcomes, including inpatient and outpatient ER visits, acute inpatient stays, and hospital readmissions, comparing rural and urban populations.
Tyler Malone, Denise Kirk, Randy Randolph, Kristin Reiter
North Carolina Rural Health Research Program
Emergency department and urgent care services · Inpatient care · Medicare · Outpatient care · Rural-urban differences · Statistics and data