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created Jun 21 2018

updated Jun 21 2018

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2014-2015. This dataset is a de-identified summary table of vision and eye health data indicators from Medicare, stratified by all available combinations of age group, race/ethnicity, gender, and state. Medicare claims for VEHSS includes beneficiaries who were fully enrolled in Medicare Part B Fee-for-Service (FFS) for the duration of the year. Medicare claims provide a convenience sample that includes approximately 30 million individuals annually, which represents nearly 89% of the US population aged 65 and older and 3.3% of the US population younger than 65, including persons disabled due to blindness. Medicare data for VEHSS include Service Utilization and Medical Diagnoses indicators. Data were suppressed for de-identification to ensure protection of patient privacy. Data will be updated as it becomes available. Detailed information on VEHSS Medicare analyses can be found on the VEHSS Medicare webpage (link). Information on available Medicare claims data can be found on the ResDac website (www.resdac.org). The VEHSS Medicare dataset was last updated in June 2018.

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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https://www.cdc.gov/visionhealth/visionhealthdata/index.html
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https://chronicdata.cdc.gov/d/e28h-tx85
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www.resdac.org ; https://www.cdc.gov/visionhealth/visionhealthdata/index.html
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