Publications and Resources
- Falls, Walking or Balance Problems, and Limitations in Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) Among Older Endometrial Cancer Survivors. 2022
Anderson C, Olshan A, Bae-Jump V, et al.
Support Care Cancer. 2022 Jul; 30(7):6339-6351. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00520-022-07087-2.
- Trends in Cardiovascular Disease by Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Ethnicity, Medicare Health Outcomes Survey 2011-2015. 2021
Doan LN, Takata Y, Hooker K, et al.
J Gerontol. Series A, 2021; Article available at https://doi.org/10.1093/gerona/glab262.
- Trends in Racial/Ethnic Disparity of Health-Related Quality of Life in Older Adults with and without Cancer (1998–2012). 2020
Rincon MA, Smith AW, Yu M, et al.
Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2020 Jun; 29:1188-95. Article available at http://doi.org/10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-19-0819.
- Educational Attainment and Quality of Life among Older Adults before a Lung Cancer Diagnosis. 2019
Schwartz RM, Bevilacqua KG, Alpert N, et al.
J Palliat Med. 2019 Nov. Online Ahead of Print: http://doi.org/10.1089/jpm.2019.0283.
- Change in Functional Status After Prostate Cancer Treatment Among Medicare Advantage Beneficiaries. 2019
Jacobs BL, Lopa SH, Yabes JG, et al.
Urology. 2019 Sep; 131:104-111. Article available at https://doi.org/10.1016/j.urology.2019.05.029.
- Nonmuscle Invasive Bladder Cancer Influences Physical Health Related Quality of Life and Urinary Incontinence. 2019
Brisbane WG, Holt SK, Winters BR, et al.
Urology. 2019 Mar; 125:146-153. Article available at https://doi.org/10.1016/j.urology.2018.11.038.
- Predictors of Falls in Older Survivors of Breast and Prostate Cancer: A Retrospective Cohort Study of Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results-Medicare Health Outcomes Survey Linkage. 2019
Huang MH, Blackwood J, Godoshian M, et al.
J Geriatr Oncol. 2019 Jan; 10(1):89-97. Article available online at https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jgo.2018.04.009.
- Impact of Pre-diagnosis Depressive Symptoms and Health-Related Quality of Life on Treatment choice for Ductal Carcinoma in Situ and Stage I Breast Cancer in Older Women. 2018
Buscariollo DL, Cronin AM, Borstelmann NA, et al.
Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2019 Feb; 173 (3):709-717. Article available at https://doi.org/10.1007/s10549-018-5006-5.
- Comparative Effectiveness of Prostate Cancer Treatment Options: Limitations of Retrospective Analysis of Cancer Registry Data. 2018
Pearlstein KA, Basak R, Chen RC.
Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2018 Aug 09; S0360-3016(18)33529-6. Article available online at https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijrobp.2018.08.001.
- Heart Failure and Long-Term Survival Among Older Women With Breast Cancer. 2018
Harrison JM, Friese CR, Barton DL, et al.
Oncol Nurs Forum. 2018 Jan 02; 45(1):A1-A11. Article available online at https://dx.doi.org/10.1188/18.ONF.77-87.
- Falls in Older Adults with Multiple Myeloma. 2018
Wildes TM, Fiala MA.
Eur J Haematol. 2018 Mar; 100(3):273-278. Article available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ejh.13009.
- Impact of Bladder Cancer on Health-Related Quality of Life. 2018
Smith AB, Jaeger B, Pinheiro LC, et al.
BJU Int. 2018 Apr; 121(4):549-557. Article available online at https://doi.org/10.1111/bju.14047.
- Health Related Quality of Life Following Radical Cystectomy: Comparative Analysis from the Medicare Health Outcomes Survey. 2018
Winters BR, Wright JL, Holt SK, et al.
J Urol. 2018 Mar; 199(3):669-675. Article available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.juro.2017.08.111.
- Functional Status and Quality of Life among Breast Cancer Survivors with Heart Failure: Results of the Medicare Health Outcomes Survey. 2017
Harrison JM, Davis MA, Barton DL, et al.
Support Care Cancer. 2017 Aug; 25(8):2463-2473. Article available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00520-017-3653-4.
- Outcomes After Mastectomy and Lumpectomy in Elderly Patients with Early-Stage Breast Cancer. 2017
Mogal HD, Clark C, Dodson R, et al.
Ann Surg Oncol. 2017 Jan. 24(1):100-107. Article available online at https://dx.doi.org/10.1245/s10434-016-5582-8.
Trends in Cigarette Smoking and Cessation among Medicare Managed Care Recipients, 2005–2012. 2016
Isenberg JY, Quiñones AR, Slatore CG, et al.
Addictive Behaviors. 2016; 58:155-160. Article available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.addbeh.2016.02.037.
- Is it my cancer or am I just getting older?: Impact of Cancer on Age-Related Health Conditions of Older Cancer Survivors. 2016
Leach CR, Bellizzi KM, Hurria A, et al.
Cancer. 2016 Jun. 122(12):1946-53. Article available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/cncr.29914.
- Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Enrollees Report Less Positive Experiences Than Their Medicare Advantage Counterparts. 2016
Elliott MN, Landon BE, Zaslavsky AM, et al.
Health Affairs. 2016 Mar; 35(3):456-463. Abstract available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.1377/hlthaff.2015.0816.
- Relationships Between Medicare Advantage Contract Characteristics and Quality-of-Care Ratings: An Observational Analysis of Medicare Advantage Star Ratings. 2015
Xu P, Burgess JF, Cabral H, et al.
Annals of Internal Medicine. 2015; 162(5):353-358. Article available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.7326/M14-0332.
- Quality of Life Changes During the Pre- to Postdiagnosis Period and Treatment-Related Recovery Time in Older Women with Breast Cancer. 2014
Stover AM, Mayer DK, Muss H, et al.
Cancer. 2014 Jun. 120(12):1881-9. Article available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/cncr.28649.
- Beyond Black and White. Race/Ethnicity and Health Status Among Older Adults. 2014
Ng JH, Bierman AS, Elliott MN, et al.
Am J Manag Care. 2014 Mar; 20(3):239–248. Article available online at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4474472/pdf/nihms690489.pdf.
- Multiple Chronic Medical Conditions and Health-Related Quality of Life in Older Adults, 2004–2006. 2013
Barile JP, Thompson WW, Zack MM, et al.
Preventive Chronic Disease. 2013; 10:120282. Article available online at the CDC website.
- Urinary Incontinence, Functional Status, and Health-Related Quality of Life Among Medicare Beneficiaries Enrolled in the Program for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly and Dual Eligible Demonstration Special Needs Plans. 2013
Khatutsky G, Walsh EG, Brown DW.
Journal of Ambulatory Care Management. 2013. Jan;36(1):35-49. Abstract available online at U.S. National Library of Medicine website.
- Multiple Risk Factors and the Likelihood of Patient-Physician Communication and Health Maintenance Services in Medicare Health Plans. 2013
Ng JH, Scholle SH, Kong VW, et al.
Journal of Ambulatory Care Management. 2013. Jan;36(1):50-70. Abstract available online at U.S. National Library of Medicine website.
- Health-Related Quality of Life and Quality of Care in Specialized Medicare-Managed Care Plans. 2013
Grace SC, Elliott MN, Giordano LA, et al.
Journal of Ambulatory Care Management. 2013. Jan;36(1):72-84. Abstract available online at U.S. National Library of Medicine website.
- Obesity Utilization and Health-Related Quality of Life in Medicare Enrollees. 2013
Malinoff RL, Elliott MN, Giordano LA, et al.
Journal of Ambulatory Care Management. 2013. Jan;36(1):61-71. Abstract available online at U.S. National Library of Medicine website.
- Activities of Daily Living, Chronic Medical Conditions, and Health-Related Quality of Life in Older Adults. 2012
Barile JP, Thompson WW, Zack MM, et al.
Journal of Ambulatory Care Management. 2012. 35(4):292-303. Abstract available online at U.S. National Library of Medicine website.
- Association of Health Plans’ Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS)® Performance With Outcomes of Enrollees with Diabetes. 2010
Harman JS, Scholle SH, Ng JH, et al.
Medical Care. 2010. Mar; 48(3):217-223. Abstract available online at American Public Health Association’s Official Journal of the Medical Care Section website.
- Comparison of Health Outcomes for Male Seniors in the Veterans Health Administration and Medicare Advantage Plans. 2010
Selim AJ, Berlowitz D, Kazis LE, et al.
Health Services Research. 2010. April; 45(2)376-396. Abstract available online at Health Services Research website.
- Differences in Risk-Adjusted Mortality between Medicaid-eligible Patients Enrolled in Medicare Advantage Plans and Those Enrolled in the Veterans Health Administration. 2009
Selim AJ, Kazis LE, Qian S, et al.
Journal of Ambulatory Care Management. 2009. Jul; 32(3):232-40. Abstract available online at U.S. National Library of Medicine website.
- Urinary Incontinence and Self-Reported Health Among the U.S. Medicare Managed Care Beneficiaries. 2008
Chang CH, Gonzalez CM, Lau DT, et al.
Journal of Aging and Health. 2008 Jun; 20(4): 405-419. Abstract available online at U.S. National Library of Medicine website.
- Patient’s Self Report of Diseases in the Medicare Health Outcomes Survey Based on Comparisons with Linked Survey and Medical Data from the Veterans Health Administration. 2008
Miller DR, Rogers WH, Kazis LE, et al.
Journal of Ambulatory Care Management. 2008 Apr-Jun; 31(2): 161-177. Abstract available online at U.S. National Library of Medicine website.
- Change in Health Status and Mortality as Indicators of Outcomes: Comparison between the Medicare Advantage Program and the Veterans Health Administration. 2007
Selim AJ, Kazis LE, Rogers W, et al.
Quality of Life Research. 2007. Sep; 16(7):1179-91. Available online at Boston University website.
- Predictors of Voluntary Disenrollment from Medicare Managed Care. 2007
Ng JH, Kasper JD, Forrest CB, et al.
Medical Care. June 2007. Volume 45 (6): 513-520.
- Depression as a Risk Factor for Nursing Home Admission Among Older Individuals. 2007
Journal of the American Medical Directors Association. January 2007. Volume 8 (1): 14-20.
- Depressed Mood and Mental Health Among Elderly Medicare Managed Care Enrollees. 2006
Bierman AS, Ellis BH, Drachman D.
Health Care Financing Review. Summer 2006. Volume 27(4): 123-136. Available online at CMS' Health Care Financing Review website.
- Management of Urinary Incontinence in Medicare Managed Care Beneficiaries: Results from the 2004 Medicare Health Outcomes Survey. 2006
Mardon RE, Halim S, Pawlson LG, et al.
Archives of Internal Medicine. May 2006. 166: 1128-1133.
- Risk-Adjusted Mortality as an Indicator of Outcomes: Comparison of the Medicare Advantage Program With the Veterans' Health Administration. 2006
Selim AJ, Kazis LE, Rogers W, et al.
Medical Care. April 2006. Volume 44(4): 359-365.
- Depressive Symptoms in Older People Predict Nursing Home Admission. 2006
Harris Y, Cooper JK.
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. April 2006. Volume 54(4): 593–597.
- An Examination of Self-Reported Chronic Conditions and Health Care Status in the 2001 Medicare Health Outcomes Survey. 2005
Ko Y, Coons SJ.
Current Medical Research and Opinion. November 2005. Volume 21(11): 1801-1808.
- Tracking Healthy Days - A Window on the Health of Older Adults. 2005
Moriarty DG, Kobau R, Zack MM, et al.
Preventing Chronic Disease. July 2005. Volume 2(3): 1–8.
- Multiple Cohorts Analysis of the Medicare Health Outcomes Survey, 1998-2002. 2005
Grace SC, Shannon ED, Drachman D, et al.
Health Care Financing Review. Spring 2005. Volume 26(3): 125-128. Available online at CMS' Health Care Financing Review website.
- Health Status of Dually Eligible Beneficiaries in Managed Care Plans. 2004
Lied TR, Haffer SC.
Health Care Financing Review. Summer 2004. Volume 25(4): 59-74. Available online at CMS' Health Care Financing Review website.
- Chronic Conditions: Results of the Medicare Health Outcomes Survey, 1998-2000. 2004
Ellis BH, Shannon ED, Cox JK, et al.
Health Care Financing Review. Summer 2004. Volume 25(4): 75-91. Available online at CMS' Health Care Financing Review website.
- Coexisting Illness and Heart Disease Among Elderly Medicare Managed Care Enrollees. 2004
Health Care Financing Review. Summer 2004. Volume 25(4): 105-117. Available online at CMS' Health Care Financing Review website.
- Health-Related Social Disengagement in Elderly Diabetic Patients: Association with Subsequent Disability and Survival. 2004
Kuo Y, Peek MK, Raji MA, et al.
Diabetes Care. July 2004. Volume 27(7): 1630–1637
- Utilization of the propensity score method: an exploratory comparison of proxy-completed to self-completed responses in the Medicare Health Outcomes Survey. 2003
Ellis BH, Bannister WM, Cox JK, et al.
Health and Quality of Life Outcomes. September 18, 2003. Volume 1(47): Available online at https://hqlo.biomedcentral.com/.
- Smoking and Functional Status Among Medicare Managed Care Enrollees. 2003
Arday DR, Milton MH, Husten CG, et al.
American Journal of Preventive Medicine. April 2003. Volume 24(3): 234-241.
- Assessing Beneficiary Health Outcomes and Disease Management Initiatives in Medicare. 2003
Haffer SC, Bowen SE, Shannon ED, et al.
Disease Management and Health Outcomes. February 2003. Volume 11(2): 111-124.
- Health-Related Quality of Life of Cancer and Noncancer Patients in Medicare Managed Care. 2003
Baker F, Haffer SC, Denniston M.
Cancer. February 1, 2003. Volume 97(3): 674-681.
- Beneficiary-Reported Experience and Voluntary Disenrollment in Medicare Managed Care. 2003
Lied TR, Sheingold SH, Landon,BE, et al.
Health Care Financing Review. Fall 2003. Volume 25(1): 55–66. Available online at CMS' Health Care Financing Review website.
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Healthy Days Measures – Population Tracking of Perceived Physical and Mental Health Over Time. 2003
Moriarty DG, Zack MM, Kobau R.
Health Quality Life Outcomes, 2003. Volume 1: 37.
- Home- and Community-Based Alternatives to Nursing Homes: Services and Costs to Maintain Nursing Home Eligible Individuals at Home. 2003
Schwab TC, Leung K.-M, Gelb E, et al.
Journal of Aging and Health. 2003. Volume 15: 353–370.
- Sadness Predicts Death in Older People. 2002
Cooper JK, Harris Y, McGready J.
Journal of Aging and Health. November 2002. Volume 14(4): 509-526.
- The Prevalence of Major Depression or Dysthymia Among Aged Medicare Fee-for-Service Beneficiaries. 2002
McCall NT, Parks P, Smith K, et al.
International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. 2002. Volume 17: 557-565.
- Functional Health Outcomes as a Measure of Health Care Quality for Medicare Beneficiaries. 2001
Bierman AS, Lawrence WF, Haffer SC, et al.
Health Services Research. December 2001. Volume 35(6) Part II: 90-109.
- Factors Associated with Health Status of Older Americans. 2001
Cooper JK, Kohlmann T.
Age and Ageing. November 2001. Volume 30(6): 495-501.
- Health Disparities Among Older Women Enrolled in Medicare Managed Care. 2001
Bierman AS, Haffer SC, Hwang Y.
Health Care Financing Review. Summer 2001. Volume 22(4): 187-198.
- The Effect of a Fitness Program on Health Status and Health Care Consumption in Medicare MCOs. 2001
Fody-Urias BM, Fillit H, Hill J.
Managed Care Interface. September 2001. Volume 14(9): 58-64.
- Elderly Women in Managed Care: Impact of Race/Ethnicity, Education, and Income on HRQOL. 2000
Bierman AS, Haffer SC, Hwang Y, et al.
Quality of Life Research. October 2000. Volume 9(3). Published Abstract.
- Assessing the HRQOL of Socioeconomically Disadvantaged Elders in Medicare Managed Care. 2000
Haffer SC, Bierman AS, Hwang Y, et al.
Quality of Life Research. October 2000. Volume 9(3). Published Abstract.
- Receipt of Advice to Quit Smoking in Medicare Managed Care - United States, 1998. 2000
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). September 8, 2000. Volume 49(35): 797-801.
- How Healthy ARE our Seniors?: Baseline Results from the Medicare Health Outcomes Survey. 2000
Stevic MO, Haffer SC, Cooper J, et al.
Journal of Clinical Outcomes Management. August 2000. Volume 7(8): 39-42.
- Medicare Health Outcomes Survey: Differentiating Health Status Within and Across Different Medicare Programs (PDF, 4 MB) 2012
This report details differences in how the Program for All Inclusive Care of the Elderly (PACE) plans and Medicare Advantage (MA) Special Needs Plans (SNPs) differ from regular MA (Other MA) health plans on health status and basic member demographics. A comparison of physical and mental health, both within and between different Medicare programs, for at-risk subgroups of Medicare members is provided. The report also examines whether there are plans that do a better job maintaining patient health status, as measured by better-than-expected mental health, among specialized programs with patients in uniformly poorer physical health. The Medicare Health Outcomes Survey (HOS) 2010 Cohort 13 Baseline data on SNP and Other MA, and the 2010 HOS-Modified data on PACE were utilized for all analyses.
- Prevalence of Obesity in Medicare Advantage Organizations and its Effect on Health Services Utilization and Health Related Quality of Life (PDF, 628 KB) 2011
This report provides the results of an investigation of the prevalence of obesity in Medicare Advantage Organizations (MAOs), its associations with the health of beneficiaries and their concomitant use of health services. The analyses were conducted using Medicare data from the 2006 Cohort 9 Baseline and 2008 Cohort 9 Follow Up surveys to obtain information on the prevalence of obesity and its association with the health of beneficiaries. Information about 2006 outpatient utilization was obtained from the 2007 Medicare Advantage Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (MA-CAHPS®) survey.
- Health-Related Quality of Life and Quality of Care in Specialized Medicare Managed Care Plans (PDF, 1.1 MB) 2010
This report provides the results of an investigation of the demographics, health status, function, Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQOL), and quality of care received by Medicare beneficiaries enrolled in specialized managed care plans and compares the results with those of MA beneficiaries enrolled in traditional models of care. The analyses were conducted using Medicare data from the 2008-2009 HOS Cohorts 11-12 Baseline and 2008-2009 HOS-Modified (HOS-M) data.
- Implementing the HEDIS® Medicare Health Outcomes Survey: The Impact of Health Plan Quality on Medicare Beneficiary Outcomes (PDF, 231 KB) 2007
Ng JH, Scholle SH, Pawlson LG, et al. This report assesses the relationship of plan-level performance on Healthcare Effectiveness and Information Data Set (HEDIS®) measures of clinical processes and intermediate outcomes with changes over two-years in the self-reported physical and mental health outcomes from the Medicare HOS among elderly Medicare plan enrollees with diabetes, hypertension, ischemic heart disease, and depression. This study represents one of the first attempts to directly link plan HEDIS® performance to outcome measures of enrollee health.
- Evaluation of Disease Status based on Patient Self-Report in the Medicare Health Outcomes Survey (PDF, 87 KB) 2003
Miller DR, Rogers WH, Spiro A, et al. Using data from patients who are eligible for both Medicare and VA care, this report compares patient self-reports of chronic conditions to actual chronic conditions as documented from diagnostic codes obtained from these patients' medical records. Accuracy of the patient self-reports was quantitatively assessed for a variety of chronic conditions, by calculating sensitivity (the probability that patients would report the disease given its indication in the medical records), and specificity (the probability that patients would not report the disease given its absence in the medical records).
- MCS Outlier Evaluation Report (PDF, 1.44 MB) 2003
This project was a collaborative effort among CMS, HSAG, and NCQA. The evaluation involved surveying all 28 outlier plans from the Cohort 1 Performance Measurement Results, as well as 20 randomly selected "average" plans.
- Multiple Cohorts Analysis: Longitudinal Analysis of SF-36® Summary Scores in the Medicare Health Outcomes Survey - Final Report (PDF, 250 KB) 2002
This technical report examines changes in the PCS and MCS scores for beneficiaries of the MAOs (formerly referred to as Medicare + Choice Organizations) who completed a Medicare HOS at yearly intervals from 1998 through 2002. This study incorporates data from those MA beneficiaries that participated in the HOS on more than one occasion. Trends in physical component summary and mental component summary scores were examined for beneficiaries who completed the survey two years, three years, four years, and five years in a row. The examination of these trends provides information on whether or not declines in health status accelerate over time or remain constant. This information is valuable in determining the optimal number of years to wait before conducting the follow up survey.
- Report on the Health Status of the Medicare Disabled (PDF, 209 KB) 2000
For Cohort 1 Baseline, 279,135 Medicare beneficiaries were sampled. 167,248 seniors (age 65 or older) responded to the survey. Additionally, 10,513 (out of a total of 18,864) disabled beneficiaries responded to the survey. This report performs a comparison between these two groups.
- Report on the Health Status of the Medicare Dual Eligible (PDF, 238 KB) 2000
For Cohort 1 Baseline, 171,510 Medicare beneficiaries responded to the survey. Additionally, 6,247 beneficiaries enrolled in both Medicare and Medicaid completed a survey. This report performs a comparison between these two groups.
- Comparison of the Health Status of Medicare Fee-For-Service and Managed Care Enrollees Using the HOS (PDF, 963 KB) 2000
Pope GC, Griggs M, McCall NT. This report compares Medicare Fee-for-Service and Medicare Managed Care enrollees on a variety of health measures, including physical health status, mental health status, reports of chronic conditions, and activities of daily living (ADLs). The report also assesses the extent to which differences in health status are due to differences in the demographic composition of the two populations.
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