Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Very Brief Blog: CMS Updates COVID Patient FAQ Sheet

CMS has updated its 17 page data sheet on characteristics of COVID patients in Medicare.

See PDF here:


Webpage for project, here:


See the March 24 press release here.  Data runs through January 2021.



So far, 700,000 Medicare patients have been severe enough to hospitalize, of which 18% expired (126,000):

For inpatients, about half had less than 8 day stay, about half, longer than that.  1 in 3 admitted patients, 30% ,were 11 days or longer.  As shown above, only 36% were discharged to home.