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Title
Excluded from universal coverage: ESRD patients not covered by Medicare.
First Author
Thamer, Mae
Date of Pub
1995 Winter
Pages
123-146
Volume
17
Issue
2
Other Authors
Cotter, Dennis J; Greer, Joel W; Pearson, Brian C; Ray, Nancy F; Richard, Christian
Abstract
Medicaid is believed to serve as the major insurer for end stage renal disease (ESRD) patients who are ineligible for Medicare coverage. Demographics, receipt of dialysis services, and costs of Medicaid-only populations were compared with Medicare ESRD populations in California, Georgia, and Michigan. Notable differences in patient demographics, dialysis practice patterns, and inpatient health resource utilization between the Medicaid and Medicare ESRD populations were observed. Medicaid expenditures for Medicare-ineligible ESRD patients were considerable: in 1991, California spent $46.4 million for 1,239 ESRD patients; Georgia and Michigan each spent nearly $5 million for approximately 140 ESRD patients.
Abstract Continued
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MeSH
Eligibility Determination : Female : Health Expenditures : Health Services Accessibility/economics/statistics & numerical data : Hemodialysis/economics/utilization : Hospitalization : Human : Kidney Failure, Chronic/economics/therapy : Length of Stay : Male : Medicaid/utilization : Medically Uninsured/statistics & numerical data : Medicare/utilization : Renal Replacement Therapy/economics/utilization : United States : United States Health Care Financing Administration : Utilization Review
NTIS Number
PB96-172663