OA-1 Increase the proportion of older adults who use the Welcome to Medicare benefit

National Data Source
Medicare Administrative Data; Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch
No
Measure
percent 
Baseline (Year)
6.4 (2008)
Target
7.0
Target-Setting Method
10 percent improvement
Numerator
Number of beneficiaries who had the service during the time window for which they were eligible to have the service For example, a beneficiary who enrolls December 2007 is eligible to have the service from December 2007 through May, a 6-month window that crosses 2 calendar years
Denominator
Number of beneficiaries who enrolled in Medicare Part B in the calendar year of interest
Data Collection Frequency
Periodic
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Not applicable

Comments

Methodology Notes

Almost all U.S. citizens aged 65 and over are enrolled in Medicare.