Assesses adults 65 years older who report ever having received one or more pneumococcal vaccinations.
Why This Matters
Pneumococcal disease is caused by bacteria and can result in a range of ailments, from mild ear infection to meningitis, sepsis and fatal pneumonia.1 Adults over 65, especially those with chronic illness, are at increased risk for pneumococcal disease and death.2 The best way to prevent pneumococcal disease is by getting vaccinated.
Results – National Averages
Pneumococcal Vaccinations for Older Adults
|Measure Year||Medicare HMO||Medicare PPO|
§ Not available due to CMS suspension of data reporting during COVID-19 pandemic.
This State of Healthcare Quality Report classifies health plans differently than NCQA’s Quality Compass. HMO corresponds to All LOBs (excluding PPO and EPO) within Quality Compass. PPO corresponds to PPO and EPO within Quality Compass.
Figures do not account for changes in the underlying measure that could break trending. Contact Information Products via my.ncqa.org for analysis that accounts for trend breaks.
- National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. 2014. “Pneumococcal Disease.” Last modified January 31.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 2014. “Pneumonia Can Be Prevented—Vaccines Can Help.” Last modified February 18. http://www.cdc.gov/Features/Pneumonia/