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Inpatient Spending per Decedent During the Hospitalization in Which Death Occurred, by Race and Level of Care Intensity
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    Inpatient Spending per Decedent During the Hospitalization in Which Death Occurred, by Race and Level of Care Intensity
    (Race: Overall; Level of Care Intensity: Overall; Year: 2015; Region Levels: State)
    Alabama $3,230
    Alaska $5,234
    Arizona $2,932
    Arkansas $2,754
    California $5,935
    Colorado $2,474
    Connecticut $4,825
    Delaware $3,614
    District of Columbia $5,173
    Florida $2,995
    Georgia $2,738
    Hawaii $5,174
    Idaho $2,405
    Illinois $3,303
    Indiana $3,082
    Iowa $2,903
    Kansas $2,707
    Kentucky $3,453
    Louisiana $2,820
    Maine $3,092
    Maryland $5,400
    Massachusetts $4,972
    Michigan $3,588
    Minnesota $3,588
    Mississippi $3,142
    Missouri $3,310
    Montana $2,325
    Nebraska $3,201
    Nevada $4,351
    New Hampshire $3,673
    New Jersey $5,329
    New Mexico $3,076
    New York $6,952
    North Carolina $3,137
    North Dakota $3,468
    Ohio $2,776
    Oklahoma $3,046
    Oregon $3,263
    Pennsylvania $3,381
    Rhode Island $3,551
    South Carolina $3,135
    South Dakota $2,814
    Tennessee $3,000
    Texas $3,119
    Utah $2,350
    Vermont $3,828
    Virginia $3,680
    Washington $3,778
    West Virginia $3,197
    Wisconsin $2,972
    Wyoming $3,446
    National Average $3,758
    90th Percentile $5,234
    50th Percentile $3,230
    10th Percentile $2,707
        • DENOMINATOR DEFINITION:
        • 100% of Medicare enrollees age 65-99 who died during the measurement year with full Part A entitlement and no HMO enrollment during the measurement period. Age, gender, race, and eligibility are determined using the Denominator file.

        • NUMERATOR DEFINITION:
        • Inpatient reimbursements ($) during terminal hospitalization (discharge status=’B’ in MedPAR file). ICU spending represents Medicare allowed charges, rather than reimbursements. ICU charges are determined by the following indicators in the MedPAR claim: ICAREAMT (intensive care charge amount), CRNRYAMT (coronary care charge amount).

        • ADJUSTMENTS:
        • Rates are adjusted for age, sex and race using the indirect method, using the U.S. Medicare decedent population as the standard. Gender-specific rates are age and race adjusted; race-specific rates are age and sex adjusted.




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