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Percent of Medicare Beneficiaries Having an Annual Wellness Visit
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    Percent of Medicare Beneficiaries Having an Annual Wellness Visit
    (Year: 2012; Region Levels: State)
    Alabama 5.5%
    Alaska 7.2%
    Arizona 14.7%
    Arkansas 6.6%
    California 11.1%
    Colorado 14.5%
    Connecticut 20.1%
    Delaware 8.3%
    District of Columbia 11.0%
    Florida 13.2%
    Georgia 12.4%
    Hawaii 3.2%
    Idaho 10.7%
    Illinois 8.5%
    Indiana 8.6%
    Iowa 7.8%
    Kansas 8.1%
    Kentucky 6.6%
    Louisiana 4.7%
    Maine 15.5%
    Maryland 9.7%
    Massachusetts 21.9%
    Michigan 14.1%
    Minnesota 8.1%
    Mississippi 6.5%
    Missouri 8.8%
    Montana 11.9%
    Nebraska 6.5%
    Nevada 8.7%
    New Hampshire 13.7%
    New Jersey 11.7%
    New Mexico 8.5%
    New York 12.1%
    North Carolina 13.1%
    North Dakota 8.2%
    Ohio 7.7%
    Oklahoma 4.5%
    Oregon 9.0%
    Pennsylvania 7.5%
    Rhode Island 25.6%
    South Carolina 10.9%
    South Dakota 7.3%
    Tennessee 10.3%
    Texas 10.9%
    Utah 10.3%
    Vermont 12.6%
    Virginia 9.4%
    Washington 11.1%
    West Virginia 3.8%
    Wisconsin 11.3%
    Wyoming 6.8%
    National Average 10.7%
    90th Percentile 14.5%
    50th Percentile 9.4%
    10th Percentile 6.5%
        • DENOMINATOR DEFINITION:
        • The denominator included the Medicare population age 65-99 on January 1, 2012 that was eligible for Medicare Parts A and B. Patients enrolled in risk-bearing HMOs at any time during the year were excluded.

        • NUMERATOR DEFINITION:
        • The occurrence of an annual wellness visit was indicated by the presence of a claim with HCPCS codes G0438 or G0439 in the Carrier file.

        • ADJUSTMENTS:
        • Rates were adjusted for age, sex, and race using the indirect method.




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