Performance Improvement 2001. Health Disparities: Longitudinal Study of Ischemic Heart Disease Among Aged Medicare Beneficiaries


This project assesses the use of Medicare covered services among Medicare beneficiaries with ischemic heart disease based on sociodemographic characteristics (e.g., race/ethnicity, sex, age, socioeconomic status). It is one part of a larger CMS and Department of Health and Human Services effort to address health disparities among Medicare beneficiaries. This will be done using a longitudinal database that links Medicare enrollment and claims data with small-area geographic data on income (e.g., U.S. Census data) Due to recent change in the race/ethnic coding in the Medicare enrollment database (EDB), it is not possible to examine health care access, utilization, and outcomes among minority groups.


AGENCY SPONSOR: Office of Strategic Planning

FEDERAL CONTACT: Linda Greenberg, 410-786-0677

PIC ID: 7419

PERFORMER: Health Economics Research, Inc., Waltham, MA