HHS emPOWER Map 3.0

Over 2.5 million Medicare beneficiaries rely on electricity-dependent medical equipment, such as ventilators, to live independently in their homes. Severe weather and other emergencies, especially those with long power outages, can be life-threatening for these individuals.

HHS emPOWER Map 3.0 gives every public health official, emergency manager, hospital, first responder, electric company, and community member the power to discover the electricity-dependent Medicare population in their state, territory, county, and ZIP Code.

When combined with real-time severe weather and hazard maps, communities can easily anticipate and plan for the needs of this population during an emergency.

For more information on when and how to use the emPOWER Map please see the resources section.

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Medicare Data Totals

Geographical Area:
Beneficiaries:
Electricity-Dependent Beneficiaries:

Electricity-Dependent Scale

16 - 8,923 16 - 8,923
8,924 - 27,500 8,924 - 27,500
27,501 - 55,418 27,501 - 55,418
55,419 - 113,573 55,419 - 113,573
113,574 - 165,751 113,574 - 165,751

Natural Hazard Legend

Electricity-Dependent Medicare Population by Selected Region

Geographic Area Beneficiaries Electricity-Dependent Beneficiaries
Alabama 942,890 52,691
Alaska 82,631 2,835
American Samoa 2,648 16
Arizona 1,141,297 55,418
Arkansas 576,986 41,802
California 5,407,442 165,751
Colorado 784,433 92,404
Connecticut 595,547 19,025
Delaware 182,699 7,532
District Of Columbia 75,834 1,860
Florida 4,081,353 160,413
Georgia 1,517,008 75,245
Guam 10,987 192
Hawaii 229,179 4,863
Idaho 290,483 20,005
Illinois 1,968,479 85,385
Indiana 1,132,233 62,452
Iowa 564,003 24,207
Kansas 475,037 27,500
Kentucky 836,068 64,222
Louisiana 779,593 37,008
Maine 300,632 12,743
Maryland 868,087 28,612
Massachusetts 1,159,855 36,846
Michigan 1,881,476 86,786
Minnesota 909,268 30,606
Mississippi 550,309 35,900
Missouri 1,102,297 64,967
Montana 202,630 13,561
Nebraska 306,379 17,445
Nevada 447,996 31,623
New Hampshire 255,661 8,923
New Jersey 1,398,325 42,547
New Mexico 364,291 34,721
New York 3,169,106 106,045
North Carolina 1,785,324 92,971
North Dakota 115,622 4,559
Northern Mariana Islands 1,745 49
Ohio 2,101,717 113,573
Oklahoma 652,510 39,742
Oregon 752,360 33,352
Pennsylvania 2,435,883 120,643
Puerto Rico 624,822 29,328
Rhode Island 189,023 4,888
South Carolina 950,557 44,687
South Dakota 155,031 7,871
Tennessee 1,217,031 83,528
Texas 3,616,099 155,772
Utah 338,229 35,619
Vermont 129,402 4,711
Virgin Islands 17,900 85
Virginia 1,306,795 63,956
Washington 1,184,309 43,075
West Virginia 402,136 32,435
Wisconsin 1,054,649 37,024
Wyoming 95,843 11,478

Note (1): The map uses de-identified claims data on Medicare Fee-for-Service and Medicare Advantage (Parts A, B and C) beneficiaries, which includes Americans age 65 and over, and disabled Americans under age 65. The totals listed here may underestimate the total at-risk Medicare beneficiary population due to certain Medicare policies and processes.

Note (2): The “electricity-dependent” number, by location, represents the total number of beneficiaries with claims in Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) 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. To protect individual privacy, the following de-identification methodologies have been implemented: removal of all personal identifiers; aggregating data totals at the geographic level; and replacing any small cell size between 1 and 10 (e.g., a ZIP Code with only 3 individuals ) with an 11. Some ZIP Codes may not be represented on the map because they do not have geographical boundaries (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 is 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): The public emPOWER REST Service that contains emPOWER Program geospatial data can be found at: https://geohealth.hhs.gov/dataaccess/rest/services/CMS_DME/HHS_CMS_DME_ESRD_onlyAll/MapServer.

Note (5): Information regarding the Natural Hazards can be found from the source webpages: