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Social Security Administration (SSA) Annual Data for
Asian and Pacific Islander Language Preferences in End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Medicare Claims

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This dataset contains annual data for fiscal years 2016 onward and is currently available in the following formats:
CSV | XLSX

This dataset includes data from the extra 53rd workload reporting week in fiscal year 2016. See explanation below in the Notes section.
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This dataset contains annual data for fiscal years 2010 - 2015 and is currently available in the following formats:
CSV | XLS

Background

The goal of the Social Security Administration (SSA) is to improve core services provided to the public and provide alternative methods for conducting business with the agency. In support of this goal, SSA is committed to providing equal access to services for Limited English Proficient (LEP) individuals. The above datasets provide annual volumes for Asian & Pacific Islander language preferences at the national level of the LEP claimants for Medicare based solely on ESRD.

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Agency Program Description

The Social Security Act contains a provision that extends Medicare Part A and B coverage to individuals with end stage renal disease.

To qualify, the claimant must file an application for Hospital Insurance Benefits for Individuals with End Stage Renal Disease. Any signed request for, or inquiry about, Medicare on behalf of a specified ESRD patient is considered an application filed as of the date of receipt by SSA, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), or the Railroad Board (RRB).

For more information about ESRD, go to: I have End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD).

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Data Collection Description

SSA collects language preference data when members of the public contact us to apply for Social Security and Medicare benefits and services. We use our electronic systems to capture this information. The Social Security Unified Measurement System (SUMS) provides work measurement data for all workloads processed throughout SSA. SUMS Counts Demographics Data (SCDD) is the data source for SSA’s LEP reports. SCDD is populated by associating the agency’s SUMS workload data with demographics data, which is housed in the SUMS client tables and is sourced by the Integrated Client Data Base. Demographics data includes spoken language, written language, age range and gender.

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Notes

  • A federal fiscal year runs from October 1 through September 30. Most years our fiscal year workload reports contain 52 weeks since we include only full weeks, rather than cut off in the middle of a week. Every few years the reporting period is 53 weeks when we apply the end of week cutoff. Fiscal Year 2016 is a 53-week year for our workload reports.
  • We provide both sets of data for 2016 since the 52-week data may be more appropriate for comparing 2016 to prior years that were 52-week reporting periods. This would be particularly relevant for looking at receipts and clearances, for example. The 53-week data may be more relevant for viewing the end of year status of workloads, especially pending cases and it represents the efforts achieved with the entire year’s resources.

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Data Dictionary — Fiscal Year 2016 Onward

Spoken Language: The Asian and Pacific Islander Language used for oral communication.

Fiscal Year (FY): Receipt Counts for each FY beginning with FY 2016. A FY is the 12-month period from October 1st through September 30th.

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Data Dictionary — Fiscal Year 2016, 52 weeks and 53 weeks

Spoken Language: The Asian and Pacific Islander Language used for oral communication.

Fiscal Year (FY) (excluding 53rd week): Receipt Counts for FY 2016 based on a 52-week reporting period. A FY is the 12-month period from October 1st through September 30th.

Fiscal Year (FY) (including 53rd week): Receipt Counts for FY 2016 based on a 53-week reporting period. A FY is the 12-month period from October 1st through September 30th.

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Data Dictionary — Fiscal Years 2010 - 2015

Spoken Language: The Asian and Pacific Islander Language used for oral communication.

Fiscal Year (FY): Receipt Counts for each FY from 2010 through 2015. A FY is the 12-month period from October 1st through September 30th.

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To learn more about our services, visit the SSA Multilanguage Gateway where you can read our Language Access Plan and obtain other publications.