Tracking disparities in medical conditions and outcomes will be easier with the help of a new “Mapping Medicare Disparities Tool” created by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Office of Minority Health.

cmsThe new disparities tool identifies disparities in utilization, outcomes, and spending by race, ethnicity, and geographic location. It tracks 18 chronic medical conditions along with ER use, readmissions, and other measures, providing data according to state, county, gender, age, dual eligibility status, race, and ethnicity.

To learn more about the Mapping Medicare Disparities Tool, go here to see a CMS news release describing the tool and go here to see and experiment with the tool itself.