Table 18G: HCBS Population Age 65+

Assessing the Health and Welfare of the HCBS Population

Table 18: Outcome Indicators by State Prevalence of Any Disability, 2005a

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Outcome IndicatorPercentage of
Population 18-64
With Any Disability
Percentage of
Population 65+
With Any Disability
Percentage of
Population 18-64
Receiving SSDI
Percentage of
State Population
Diagnosed With
Mental Retardation
and Receiving SSDI 
Short-Term Complications of Diabetes162122107174172100162121
Asthma or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease6,4964,0814,1815,7906,3043,5136,7083,953
Congestive Heart Failure10,2996,8907,1859,0819,7306,35910,6486,685
Composite: Potentially Preventable Infection14,8279,46210,36812,27913,7888,75715,2189,215
    Bacterial Pneumonia8,9405,8276,3497,4678,2505,4989,1855,675
    Urinary Tract Infection5,8873,6354,0194,8125,5383,2596,0333,540
Infection Due to Device or Implant623464462589610427638455
Composite: ACSC Chronic Conditions20,18013,91114,00918,57519,73712,38520,89313,500
Composite: ACSC Acute Conditions14,0838,9829,86011,63512,9988,39914,3728,786
Composite: ACSC Overall34,26022,89223,86830,20832,73320,78335,26322,285
Pressure Ulcer5,1163,7633,8064,7405,3583,1265,2603,679
Injurious Falls688445513534620432729423


ACSC = ambulatory care-sensitive condition; HCBS = home and community-based services; I/DD = intellectual and development disabilities; SMI = serious mental illness; SSDI = Social Security Disability Income.

a. All outcome indicators expressed as potentially avoidable hospital stays per 100,000 persons in the HCBS population. HCBS population for outcome indicators excludes: individuals under age 18; people with only institutional use in a given quarter; people on managed care plans; and persons in the States of Arizona, Maine, Washington, and Wisconsin.

Dually eligible = dually eligible for Medicaid and Medicare. Eligibility for Medicare defined as inclusion in Medicare denominator file.

Medicaid only = part of Medicaid HCBS population but not enrolled in Medicare.

HCBS subpopulations of I/DD, SMI, Under 65 Without I/DD or SMI, and 65+ are defined as in the Appendix.

Source data uses the term mental retardation. Elsewhere in this report we refer to this condition as part of the I/DD subpopulation.

Median is defined as the value at which half of States are below and half of States are above.

Source for Outcome Indicators: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Medicaid Analytic eXtract (MAX) data, and Medicare Provider Analysis and Review (MedPAR) data.

Sources for column heading data are described in the Appendix.

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Page last reviewed December 2012
Internet Citation: Table 18G: HCBS Population Age 65+: Assessing the Health and Welfare of the HCBS Population. December 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.