Healthcare Delivery

Hospital Admissions for Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions:
Rate per 100,000 by Insurance Type

The information below presents hospital admissions rates per 100,000 for ACSCs by insurance type for years 2012 through 2017. Hospital admissions rates for ACSCs are greatest for individuals with Medicare coverage followed by those with Medicaid coverage. Hospital admissions rates for private insurance, no insurance and other insurance are considerably lower than public insurance coverage for overall, acute and chronic conditions. The average number of hospital admissions for overall ACSCs from 2012 to 2017 was 5,791 for Medicare, 2,202 for Medicaid, 263 for Private insurance, 259 for no insurance and 150 for other insurance.

In the years prior to SIM (2012-2015) the rate of hospital admissions for overall, acute and chronic ACSCs per 100,000 substantial declined for Medicare and Medicaid. Private, None and Other saw modest decreases and increases. Since SIM, the overall hospital admissions rates for ACSCs decreased for all insurance types except for Medicare which increased by 1.6 percent from 5,212 in 2016 to 5,297 in 2017. Hospital admissions for acute ACSCs decreased or remained the same in the case of no insurance. Hospital admissions for chronic ACSCs increased for all insurance types except for “Other”.