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How Initiatives to Reduce Fraud in Federal Health Care Programs Affect the Budget

Categories: Children,Govt Finance,Health Insurance,Laws/Regulations,Medicare/Medicaid

http://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/cbofiles/attachments/49460-ProgramIntegrity.pdf

Describes how federal budget experts estimate the budgetary effects of legislative proposals to reduce fraud in Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children’s Health Insurance Program.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Overview of Hospital Stays in the United States, 2012

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

http://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb180-Hospitalizations-United-States-2012.pdf

Covers characteristics of inpatient stays at U.S. community hospitals for three types of stays: medical, surgical, and maternal.  The characteristics include patient age, primary payer, and hospital region.  The average stay lasted 4.5 days and cost $10,400.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

Trends in Employment-Based Health Insurance Coverage: Evidence from the National Compensation Survey

Categories: Health Insurance,Labor/Employment,Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/opub/mlr/2014/article/trends-in-employment-based-health-insurance-coverage-1.htm

Reports that 58% of those under age 65 in America were covered by employer-based health insurance while 23% had some form of public insurance and 18% had no insurance.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

2015 Medicare Part B Premiums and Deductibles to Remain the Same as Last Two Years

Categories: Elderly,Health Insurance,Medicare/Medicaid,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

http://www.hhs.gov/news/press/2014pres/10/20141009a.html

Agency press release which announces prices for Medicare Part B physicians’ services for 2015 which are set at $104.90 for those with income equal or less than $85,000.  From the Department of Health and Human Services

 

Differentials in the Concentration in Out-of-Pocket Health Expenditures Across Population Subgroups in the U.S., 2012

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

http://meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_files/publications/st450/stat450.pdf

Estimates for the expenses not covered by health insurance and their concentration in a small portion of the population.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

The Concentration and Persistence in the Level of Health Expenditures over Time: Estimates for the U.S. Population, 2011-2012

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

http://meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_files/publications/st449/stat449.pdf

Looks at the concentration of high health expenses among a relatively small portion of the population and whether those individuals continue to be in the highest expense category over the following year.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

Differentials in the Concentration of Health Expenditures Across Population Subgroups in the U.S. 2012

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

http://meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_files/publications/st448/stat448.pdf

The costliest 1% of patients accounted for nearly 23% of total health care expenses in the U.S. in 2012.  The top 5% accounted for 50% of total expenses.  This report also tracks health expenses by demographic characteristics of patients and their health insurance status. From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

Comparison of the Prevalence of Uninsured Persons from the National Health Interview Survey and the Current Population Survey, January-April 2014

Categories: Health Insurance,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhis/health_insurance/NCHS_CPS_Comparison092014.pdf

Explains changes in the Current Population Survey and how the changes may affect comparisons between the survey instruments for measuring lack of health insurance by the Census Bureau and the National Center for Health Statistics.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

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