Identifying the Transgender Population in the Medicare Program
December 2016 | Kimberly Proctor, Samuel C. Haffer, Erin Ewald, Carla Hodge, and Cara V. James
Four thousand ninety-eight transgender beneficiaries were identifed, of which ~90% had confirmatory diagnoses,billing codes,or evidence of a hormone prescription. In general, the racial,ethnic,and geographic distribution of the Medicare transgender population tends to reflect the broader Medicare population. However, age, original entitlement status, and disease burden of the transgender population appear substantially different.