Published on March 23rd, 2016 | by Joshua New0
Visualizing Disparities in Medicare
The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has created the Mapping Medicare Disparities (MMD) tool, a data visualization that allows users to map a variety of health care metrics, including costs, quality, and utilization, and compare how these vary by location, demographics, and between the county, state, and national levels. Users can analyze these factors for 18 different chronic conditions, including cancers, diabetes, and asthma, to better understand how health care needs can vary dramatically between different communities. CMS built MMD with administrative claims data for Medicare beneficiaries.