Perception Health, a leading provider of data intelligence services for the healthcare industry, recently analyzed de-identified medical claims records to compile an analysis of patients diagnosed with the coronavirus Covid-19.
In March 2020, Perception Health began to compile and study data related to Covid-19. Initially, without official HCPCS/CPT or ICD-10 codes for the diagnosis of Covid-19, the company began a daily reporting process that included state and county data extraction and also published volume predictions that held true through April and into May.
In April 2020, CMS released the following diagnosis codes for identifying active patients with Covid-19:
Beginning in April, Perception Health began a process to filter Covid-19 claims and pull these claims into a separate database for ongoing analysis. Below is the early data and descriptive analytics associated with the complete patient histories of the active Covid-19 patients.
67,797 active patients were selected for the study during the week of May 10, 2020. We filtered all patient histories to retroactively find the following co-morbidities associated with the patient population reviewed:
This is the first of many weekly Covid-19 data briefs Perception Health will post to assist researchers, providers, and policy makers in our combined efforts against the pandemic.
Every day Perception Health analysts collect data, establish benchmarks, and report trends. We do this with national/state data as well as local medical claims records. What do you need to know? Let's work together to improve your community's health. Contact us for a demo of our services.