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Data Sources for the At-Risk Community-Dwelling Patient Population

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Table 5. Data Availability for IVs and Infusions

Data Availability

IVs/Infusion Data

Advantage

Disadvantage

CMS approval/
DUA required

OASIS

  • Captures IVs, TPN, enteral feedings, and level of assistance required.
  • Data are current (within several months) and available by zip code.
  • Unable to tell purpose of IV unless paired with diagnosis codes.
  • Requires application for DUA.

Medicare claims

  • Captures the use of IV equipment, enteral supplies, and medications by persons living in the Worcester zip code.
  • No detail on the level of assistance required.
  • Data are limited to a segment of the population that is older than 65, has a disability, or has ESRD.

Medicaid claims

  • Captures the use of IV equipment, enteral supplies, and medications by persons living in the Worcester zip code.
  • No detail on the level of assistance required.
  • Data are limited to low-income individuals, which varies from State to State and year to year.

Public use files

National Home and Hospice Care Survey

  • Identifies people who live alone (not in an institution) and receive enteral feedings or IVs.
  • Last updated in 2007.
  • Unable to tell purpose of IV unless paired with diagnosis codes.

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