Texas Insight COVID-19 Digest: April 30, 2021

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Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services CMS Updates Medicare COVID-19 Snapshot. Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released our monthly update of data that provides a snapshot of the impact of COVID-19 on the Medicare population. The updated data show over 3.8 million COVID-19 cases among the Medicare population and over 1 million COVID-19 hospitalizations. The updated snapshot covers the period from January 1, 2020 to February 20, 2021. It is based on Medicare Fee-for-Service claims and Medicare Advantage encounter data CMS received by March 19, 2021. The updated snapshot also incorporates an improved approach for calculating COVID-19 case and hospitalization rates per 100,000 using average monthly enrollment; additional details are included in the methodology document. To view the updated snapshot visit: https://www.cms.gov/research-statistics-data-systems/preliminary-medicare-covid-19-data-snapshot CMS proposes to enhance the medical w

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