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Title
Changes in distribution of Medicare expenditures among aged enrollees, 1969-82.
First Author
Riley, Gerald F
Date of Pub
1986 Spring
Pages
53-63
Volume
7
Issue
3
Other Authors
Lubitz, James; Prihoda, Ronald; Stevenson, Mary A
Abstract
In this article, we examined the concentration of Medicare expenditures among the aged for 1969, 1975, and 1982 to determine if expenditures have become more concentrated among a few heavy users of service over time. Despite an increase in reimbursements for the aged from $6.0 billion in 1969 to $41.8 billion in 1982, the distribution of those expenses remained remarkably stable, with a slight lessening in the concentration of reimbursements in 1982. Patterns were similar for both Part A (hospital insurance) and Part B (supplementary medical insurance) services. The concentration of expenditures was much greater among survivors than among people who died in both 1975 and 1982, with little change in the distribution of expenditures within either group.
Abstract Continued
N/A
MeSH
Aged : Data Collection : Deductibles and Coinsurance : Health Expenditures/trends : Human : Medicare/utilization : Statistics : United States
NTIS Number
PB86-217973