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District of Columbia

Medicare beneficiaries in the District of Columbia number 81,260, according to 2012 data reported by the Kaiser Family Foundation. The District has a total of 11 hospitals, 19 certified nursing homes and 25 certified home health agencies. A total of 6,151 physicians are professionally active; 2,685 are primary care physicians and 3,466 are specialists.

The District of Columbia’s Department of Health reports that 8.3% of the District’s residents have been diagnosed with diabetes. Based on the 2010 US Census population estimate of 601,723 District residents, more than 52,000 District residents have been diagnosed with diabetes.

According to the District of Columbia, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System 2012 Annual Health Report, heart disease is the number one cause of death - responsible for 28% of all deaths – in the District of Columbia. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that in 2010 residents in the District of Columbia died at a higher rate from preventable heart attacks and stroke than any other state in the country. According to the CDC report, there were 580 preventable deaths in D.C. from heart disease, stroke and high blood pressure in 2010. That translates to a rate of 99.6 preventable deaths per 100,000 population.

New York

Medicare beneficiaries in New York State number 3,093,591, according to 2012 data reported by the Kaiser Family Foundation. New York State covers 47,214 square miles, with a 2012 estimated population of 19,570,261 people – with 1,559,130 people living in rural New York. The state’s largest cities are New York, Buffalo and Rochester.

There are 178 hospitals and 631 certified nursing homes in the state. Fifty-one Federally Qualified Health Centers provide services at 467 sites in the state (Kaiser, 2010). Of the state’s 77,332 professionally active physicians, 34,578 are primary care physicians and 42,754 are specialists.

The American Diabetes Association reports that an estimated 1.3 million adult New Yorkers (almost one in eight) now have diabetes. Diabetes has increased 13% in New York City since 2002. In 2007, 18 of every 100,000 New Yorkers died from diabetes.

In a 2012 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System 2012 Annual Health Report Brief posted to the New York State Department of Health website, it is reported that an estimated 1,213,000 adults in New York State reported that they have had a heart attack, angina, CHD, or stroke. The proportion of adults reporting a heart attack/angina/CHD or stroke approximately doubled for each decade of life; for those aged 65 and older, one out of every five New Yorkers reported having had some type of cardiovascular disease.

South Carolina

The Carolinas Center for Medical Excellence (CCME) focuses on fostering collaboration and innovation among large-scale networks of health care providers, community leaders, and Medicare beneficiaries. CCME serves 548,449 Medicare beneficiaries1 living in South Carolina, which comprises 11.9 percent2 of the total population.

As a champion of patient-centered care, CCME believes in using the “voice of the patient” to guide quality improvement efforts. We ensure the most current, clinically proven techniques and practices are put in place to deliver the safest and highest quality care. In the QIO’s 10th Statement of Work (SOW), we served as local leaders and conveners, mobilizing statewide efforts to improve quality and cost-effectiveness of care.

1: FFS Data 2012 File:
2:According to, there are 4,625,364 people in SC.