Updated data highlights COVID-19 impact on Medicare beneficiaries

April 27, 2021

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released their monthly update of data that provides a snapshot of the impact of COVID-19 on the Medicare population.

The updated data show over 3.8 million COVID-19 cases among the Medicare population and over one million COVID-19 hospitalizations.

The updated snapshot covers the period from Jan. 1, 2020 to Feb. 20, 2021. It is based on Medicare Fee-for-Service claims and Medicare Advantage encounter data CMS received by March 19, 2021.

The updated snapshot also incorporates an improved approach for calculating COVID-19 case and hospitalization rates per 100,000 using average monthly enrollment; additional details are included in the methodology document.

CMS has the snapshot.

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