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90.9
Comparison: 84.1
Unit: percent
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Medicare Enrollment Rate, Age 65 and older

Value: 90.9 percent
Measurement
Period:
2007
Location: County : Miami-Dade
Comparison: FL State Value
Categories: Health / Older Adults & Aging
Health / Access to Health Services
What is this Indicator?
This indicator shows the percentage of adults aged 65 and older who were enrolled in Medicare in the past year.
Why this is important: 
Medicare is the primary insurance program for seniors and disabled younger adults and pays approximately 56% of beneficiary’s total healthcare costs with the remaining balance considered an out-of-pocket expense, making affordability a major factor in accessing care. With the 65 and over population increasing steadily, the number of available healthcare professionals and resources, and the accessibility and efficacy of the Medicare program within the community together form a cluster of critical determinants of health quality for seniors.

The Healthy People 2020 national health target is to increase the proportion of adults aged 65 and older with a specific source of ongoing care to 100%.
Technical Note:  The distribution for this indicator is based on Medicare Beneficiary Database data for the state of Florida and the population of Florida adults aged 65 and older.
Source: Medicare Beneficiary Database
URL of Source:   http://www.cms.gov/MedicareEnrpts
URL of Data:   http://www.floridacharts.com/FLQuery/Population/Populatio...
Maintained By: Health Council of South Florida
Last Updated: February 2011
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Unit: percent
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Medicare Enrollment Rate, Age 65 and older

Value: 90.9 percent
Healthy People 2020 Target: 100 percent
Measurement
Period:
2007
Location: County : Miami-Dade
Comparison: Healthy People 2020 Target
Categories: Health / Older Adults & Aging
Health / Access to Health Services
What is this Indicator?
This indicator shows the percentage of adults aged 65 and older who were enrolled in Medicare in the past year.
Why this is important: 
Medicare is the primary insurance program for seniors and disabled younger adults and pays approximately 56% of beneficiary’s total healthcare costs with the remaining balance considered an out-of-pocket expense, making affordability a major factor in accessing care. With the 65 and over population increasing steadily, the number of available healthcare professionals and resources, and the accessibility and efficacy of the Medicare program within the community together form a cluster of critical determinants of health quality for seniors.

The Healthy People 2020 national health target is to increase the proportion of adults aged 65 and older with a specific source of ongoing care to 100%.
Source: Medicare Beneficiary Database
URL of Source:   http://www.cms.gov/MedicareEnrpts
URL of Data:   http://www.floridacharts.com/FLQuery/Population/Populatio...
Maintained By: Health Council of South Florida
Last Updated: February 2011
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How are these indicators calculated? Return to Community Dashboard Home