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Percent of Decedents with Dementia Receiving a Feeding Tube During the Last Six Months of Life
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    Percent of Decedents with Dementia Receiving a Feeding Tube During the Last Six Months of Life
    (Year: 2012; Region Levels: State)
    Alabama 6.4%
    Alaska na
    Arizona 4.7%
    Arkansas 6.2%
    California 8.1%
    Colorado 2.5%
    Connecticut 3.4%
    Delaware 4.0%
    District of Columbia 7.2%
    Florida 7.3%
    Georgia 5.7%
    Hawaii 2.9%
    Idaho 2.5%
    Illinois 7.6%
    Indiana 6.3%
    Iowa 2.4%
    Kansas 3.9%
    Kentucky 6.8%
    Louisiana 8.7%
    Maine 1.5%
    Maryland 5.7%
    Massachusetts 3.2%
    Michigan 6.5%
    Minnesota 2.9%
    Mississippi 7.9%
    Missouri 4.7%
    Montana 1.8%
    Nebraska 3.1%
    Nevada 8.5%
    New Hampshire 2.3%
    New Jersey 7.7%
    New Mexico 2.7%
    New York 7.3%
    North Carolina 3.9%
    North Dakota 3.3%
    Ohio 6.2%
    Oklahoma 5.8%
    Oregon 1.5%
    Pennsylvania 5.3%
    Rhode Island 3.7%
    South Carolina 4.5%
    South Dakota 1.7%
    Tennessee 5.4%
    Texas 7.3%
    Utah 1.4%
    Vermont 1.6%
    Virginia 4.4%
    Washington 2.4%
    West Virginia 6.3%
    Wisconsin 2.7%
    Wyoming 2.7%
    National Average 6.0%
    90th Percentile 7.6%
    50th Percentile 4.5%
    10th Percentile 1.8%
        • DENOMINATOR DEFINITION:
        • For this measure, the denominator was the Medicare population age 65-99 who died during 2012 with full Part A and B entitlement and no HMO enrollment during the measurement period with a diagnosis of dementia: RxHCC54: ICD-9 diagnosis code 331.0 RxHCC55: ICD-9 diagnosis codes 046.0, 046.11, 046.19, 046.2, 046.3, 046.71, 046.72, 046.79, 046.8, 046.9, 290.0, 290.10, 290.11, 290.12, 290.13, 290.20, 290.21, 290.3, 290.40, 290.41, 290.42, 290.43, 290.8, 290.9, 294.0, 294.10, 294.11, 294.20, 294.21, 294.8, 294.9, 330.0, 330.1, 330.2, 330.3, 330.8, 330.9, 331.11, 331.19, 331.2, 331.6, 331.7, 331.81, 331.82, 331.89, 331.9.

        • NUMERATOR DEFINITION:
        • The placement of a feeding tube during the last six months of life was indicated by the following codes: ICD procedure codes 43.1, 43.11, 43.19, 44.32, 46.32, 46.39; CPT codes 43750, 43246, 44372, 44373, 74350, 43832, 43830, 43653, 49440, 49441, 49446.

        • 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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