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D-12 Data Details

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D-12 Increase the proportion of persons with diagnosed diabetes who obtain an annual urinary microalbumin measurement

About the Data

Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.

Data Source: 
United States Renal Data System
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch: 
Yes
Measure: 
percent
Baseline (Year): 
33.6 (2007)
Target: 
37.0
Target-Setting Method: 
10 percent improvement
Numerator: 

Number of Medicare beneficiaries with diabetes who obtain an annual urinary microalbumin measurement

Denominator: 

Number of Medicare beneficiaries with diabetes

Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective: 
Retained from HP2010 objective
Data Collection Frequency: 
Annual
Methodology Notes: 

    Data for previous years are recalculated for each Annual Data Report from the USRDS data, due to data collection procedures and delay of reporting of some information to the USRDS database. Values displayed are revised accordingly.

    Codes used to determine Microalbuminuria testing are taken directly from the Health Plan Employer Data and Information Set (HEDIS) 2002 specification. HEDIS is a set of standardized measures designed to ensure that purchasers and consumers have the information they need to reliably compare the performance of managed Health Care plans. They are CPT codes 82042, 82043, and 82044. CPT (current procedure and terminology) is a listing of descriptive terms and identifying codes for reporting medical services and procedures.

    The cohort includes patients enrolled in Medicare before January 1 of each year, alive and remaining in the program through December 31, and who have diabetes diagnosed during the same year. Patients enrolled in an HMO, or with Medicare as secondary payer, or diagnosed with ESRD during the year are excluded. Microalbuminuria testing is tracked in each year. Age is calculated on Dec. 31 of each year.

Revision History

Any change to the objective text, baseline, target, target-setting method or data source since the Healthy People 2020 launch.

Description of Changes Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch: 
Data for previous years are recalculated for each Annual Data Report from the USRDS data, due to data collection procedures and delay of reporting of some information to the USRDS database. Values displayed are revised accordingly. As a result, in 2015 the baseline was revised from 33.6% to 33.3% of Medicare beneficiaries with diabetes obtained an annual urinary microalbumin measurement in 2007. The target was revised from 37.0% to 36.6% using the original target setting method. Then in 2018, the baseline was revised from 33.3% to 33.6% of Medicare beneficiaries with diabetes obtained an annual urinary microalbumin measurement in 2007. The target was revised from 36.6% to 37.0% using the original target setting method.