CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES (CMS)

This agency administers federal health care programs such as Medicare, Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program. The center’s many projects include collecting and analyzing data as well as producing statistics, trends and research reports on health and health care. Data for COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are sourced from the Integrated Data Repository (IDR) using final action Medicare Fee-for-Service claims data, Medicare Advantage encounter data and Medicare enrollment information. Hospitalization data are restricted to those participating in Part A. Data are downloaded from the Preliminary Medicare COVID-19 Data Snapshot.

CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION (CDC)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is a unit of the U.S. Health and Human Services Agency that are responsible for detecting and tracking existing, new and emerging health threats as well as promoting health and safe behaviors, communities and environment. Data for this report are downloaded from the COVID Data Tracker.CDC, National Center for Health Statistics, National Vital Statistics System, Vital Statistics Rapid Release Program The National Vital Statistics System (NVSS) is part of the CDC National Health Statistics Center (NHSC) and helps collect and disseminate the Nation’s official vital statistics. The NVSS works with states on the registration of vital events – births, deaths, marriages, divorces, and fetal deaths. The Vital Statistics Rapid Release program provides access to the timeliest vital statistics for public health surveillance, through releases of quarterly Provisional Estimates and state and national provisional control counts of births, deaths and infant deaths based on a current flow of vital statistics data from state vital records offices. Data for this report are downloaded from the Mortality Dashboard.

CDC, National Center for Health Statistics, National Vital Statistics System, Vital Statistics Rapid Release Program

The National Vital Statistics System (NVSS) is part of the CDC National Health Statistics Center (NHSC) and helps collect and disseminate the Nation’s official vital statistics. The NVSS works with states on the registration of vital events – births, deaths, marriages, divorces, and fetal deaths.
The Vital Statistics Rapid Release program provides access to the timeliest vital statistics for public health surveillance, through releases of quarterly Provisional Estimates and state and national provisional control counts of births, deaths and infant deaths based on a current flow of vital statistics data from state vital records offices. Data for this report are downloaded from the Mortality Dashboard.

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