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Deep Dive of Insurance Billing Flags Top Health Risk Factors for COVID-19

December 1, 2020 

More than 1.3 million COVID-19 related insurance claims were filed between January and September 2020, according to a recent analysis by Definitive Healthcare. COVID-19 was named the primary diagnosis in just under 24% of the cases (316,000), suggesting that it was a co-morbidity in about three-quarters of the cases.

The medical claims data analysis identified these top four pre-existing conditions that increased the patient’s risk of death from COVID-19:

  1. Respiratory diseases
  2. Circulatory diseases
  3. Cancer
  4. Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias
Other common contributors included diabetes, renal failure and sepsis.
Read the full report from the Definitive Blog on COVID-19 claims, health risks and how data analysis can help identify communities at risk.
 
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