HHS emPOWER Map 2.0

Over 2.5 million Medicare beneficiaries rely upon electricity-dependent medical and assistive equipment, such as ventilators and wheel chairs, and cardiac devices in our communities. Severe weather and disasters that cause power outages can be life threatening for these individuals.

How can we empower community and electricity-dependent Medicare beneficiary health resilience?

Every hospital, first responder, electric company, and community member can use the map to find the monthly total of Medicare beneficiaries with electricity-dependent equipment claims at the U.S. state, territory, county, and zip code level and turn on “real-time” natural hazard and NOAA severe weather tracking services to identify areas and populations that may be impacted and are at risk for prolonged power outages.

Together, we can all develop emergency plans and response activities for the whole community and assist our at-risk community members prior to, during and after an emergency.

State Public Health Authority

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Medicare Data Totals

Geographical Area:
Beneficiaries:
Electricity-Dependent Beneficiaries:

Electricity-Dependent Scale

16 - 9,225
9,226 - 27,603
27,604 - 52,818
52,819 - 113,809
113,810 - 175,901

Natural Hazard Legend

Electricity-Dependant

Geographic Area Beneficiaries Electricity-Dependent Beneficiaries
Alabama 932,206 52,777
Alaska 80,819 2,813
American Samoa 2,691 16
Arizona 1,112,826 52,818
Arkansas 571,582 41,582
California 5,329,155 175,901
Colorado 766,271 91,024
Connecticut 588,323 20,391
Delaware 178,500 7,608
District Of Columbia 74,950 1,900
Florida 3,997,550 160,449
Georgia 1,487,923 75,441
Guam 10,888 232
Hawaii 225,400 4,818
Idaho 283,001 19,806
Illinois 1,947,713 85,832
Indiana 1,117,537 62,359
Iowa 556,515 24,644
Kansas 468,033 27,603
Kentucky 828,235 63,256
Louisiana 767,590 35,775
Maine 296,300 13,081
Maryland 856,390 29,134
Massachusetts 1,144,189 35,990
Michigan 1,860,377 86,618
Minnesota 894,896 30,892
Mississippi 544,608 35,839
Missouri 1,090,247 66,188
Montana 198,623 13,570
Nebraska 301,591 17,661
Nevada 437,388 31,908
New Hampshire 251,206 9,225
New Jersey 1,384,176 43,125
New Mexico 357,064 34,965
New York 3,135,916 107,061
North Carolina 1,754,022 92,881
North Dakota 113,712 4,518
Northern Mariana Islands 1,720 45
Ohio 2,075,048 113,809
Oklahoma 645,302 40,139
Oregon 737,096 34,217
Pennsylvania 2,409,780 122,860
Puerto Rico 640,600 30,633
Rhode Island 186,623 4,758
South Carolina 931,766 44,782
South Dakota 152,188 8,165
Tennessee 1,201,245 83,677
Texas 3,536,773 155,257
Utah 330,806 36,700
Vermont 127,243 4,832
Virgin Islands 18,130 59
Virginia 1,285,179 63,946
Washington 1,160,985 43,677
West Virginia 399,557 32,651
Wisconsin 1,037,302 36,710
Wyoming 93,766 11,885

Note (1): The map only shows de-identified claims data for Medicare Fee-for-Service and Medicare Advantage (Parts A, B and C) beneficiaries that include Americans aged 65 and over and disabled Americans under age 65. This may be an under representation as some claims may not be recorded due to a submission lag or if the Medicare DME rental cap has been reached.

Note (2): The electricity-dependent number, by location, represents the total number of beneficiaries with claims in our databases from the prior month for: ventilator, BiPAP, internal feeding, IV infusion pump, suction pump, at-home dialysis, electric wheelchair, and electric bed equipment in the past 13 months; oxygen concentrator equipment in the past 36 months; and an implanted cardiac device (i.e. LVAD, RVAD, BIVAD, TAH) in the past 5 years. As privacy protection is very important, de-identification methodologies have been implemented including: removal of all personal identifiers; aggregating data totals at the geographic level; and replacing any small cell size between 1 and 10 with an 11. Some zip codes may not be represented on the map as they do not have geographical boundaries to map (e.g. post office boxes, a large building, etc.). In these instances, we add their total to the geographical zip code where the post office box or building can be found.

Note (3): The map has been provided to inform and support community partner emergency preparedness, mitigation, response, recovery, and resilience activities. Use of this tool and data signifies your agreement to: use it for the specified purposes; make no attempt to identify any individual in this data; and send an email to empower@hhs.gov if a small size between 1 and 10 is identified at any geographic level. Send any additional questions to empower@hhs.gov.

Note (4): Information regarding the Natural Hazards can be found from the different sources' webpages: