Table 19G: HCBS Population Age 65+

Assessing the Health and Welfare of the HCBS Population

Table 19: Outcome Indicators by State Prevalence of Specific Disabilities, Age 65+, 2005a

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Outcome IndicatorPercentage With
Sensory Disability
Percentage With
Physical Disability
Percentage With
Self-Care Disability
Percentage With
Mental Disability
Percentage With
Difficulty Going
Outside Home
>Median≤Median>Median≤Median>Median≤Median>Median≤Median>Median≤Median
Short-Term Complications of Diabetes150128113173130154120169134137
Asthma or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease5,8324,4304,5135,4414,6895,4834,3785,9824,7115,551
Congestive Heart Failure9,6337,2677,6258,5817,7878,7037,2739,6597,9218,201
Composite: Potentially Preventable Infection14,0369,94911,05311,33910,77012,75110,40212,99610,79113,100
    Bacterial Pneumonia8,5286,0906,7186,9746,5188,0166,3228,0026,5048,444
    Urinary Tract Infection5,5083,8594,3344,3654,2514,7344,0804,9944,2874,656
Infection Due to Device or Implant575488500539509536475610514514
Dehydration3,5172,3362,5912,8542,6232,9432,4943,1522,6612,811
Composite: ACSC Chronic Conditions18,89014,63314,90517,67015,54117,33214,61119,01515,75816,589
Composite: ACSC Acute Conditions13,5749,34210,40210,93210,21812,1369,86012,38010,22712,540
Composite: ACSC Overall32,46323,97325,30628,59925,75729,46624,47031,39025,98329,126
Pressure Ulcer4,8453,9164,0344,4734,2793,8224,1694,2424,3283,449
Injurious Falls694450520525493640498580497653
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ACSC = ambulatory care-sensitive condition; HCBS = home and community-based services; I/DD = intellectual and development disabilities; SMI = serious mental illness.

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.

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 19G: HCBS Population Age 65+: Assessing the Health and Welfare of the HCBS Population. December 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/systems/long-term-care/resources/hcbs/hcbsfindings/hcbsfindtab19g.html