Disabled Medicare Beneficiaries by Dual Eligible Status: California, 1996-2001
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Sloss, E. M., and Melnick, G.
This highlight describes the characteristics and inpatient utilization of under age 65 disabled California Medicare beneficiaries
by dual eligible status (i.e., Medicaid State buy-in coverage or not). More disabled dually eligible beneficiaries are younger,
non-White, and in fee-for-service than non-dually eligible beneficiaries. Disabled dually eligible beneficiaries experienced
consistently higher hospitalization rates and average length of stay (LOS) than non-dually eligible beneficiaries from 1996