Chapter 9: Programming to Identify Chronic Conditions

Introduction and Goals

Review and Approach

Review: Peculiarities of Medicare Data

Our Programming Plan

A Note on the Chronic Conditions Data Warehouse (CCW)

Algorithms: Identifying Beneficiaries with Diabetes or COPD

Algorithms: Evaluation and Management Visits for Beneficiaries with Diabetes or COPD

Algorithms: Diabetic Eye Exams for Beneficiaries with Diabetes

Algorithms: Hospital Readmissions for Beneficiaries with COPD

Chapter Summary



Introduction and Goals

In simple terms, chronic conditions are medical conditions which have some permanence and can progressively worsen over time, thus requiring long-term management to monitor or treat (e.g., control symptoms or otherwise ...

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