Does health status explain higher Medicare costs of Medicaid enrollees?
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Aragon, Cynthia; Long, Sharon K
In this article, the authors present findings on differences in Medicare costs between elderly beneficiaries who are dually
eligible for Medicare and Medicaid and other Medicare beneficiaries. Data from the Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey (MCBS)
were used in the analysis. After controlling for health and functional-status differences, the higher Medicare costs of dual
eligible persons, relative to other enrollees, was reduced from 282 percent to 45 percent.
Aged : Eligibility Determination/economics : Health Services Needs and Demand/economics : Health Surveys : Human : Medicaid
: Medicare : Multivariate Analysis : Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S. : United States