CMS Data Affirm Black Beneficiaries Hospitalized Most For COVID-19

By Michelle M. Stein / June 22, 2020 at 8:12 PM
CMS on Monday (June 22) released sought-after Medicare data on beneficiaries’ COVID-19 outcomes that found black beneficiaries had the highest rates of hospitalization, followed by Hispanic beneficiaries, Asian beneficiaries and white beneficiaries -- but CMS Administrator Seema Verma said the data also showed the impact of socioeconomic status and the need for providers to move to value-based care . “The disparities in the data reflect longstanding challenges facing minority communities and low income older adults, many of whom face structural...

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