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Expenditures for Commonly Treated Conditions Among Adults Age 18 and Older … 2013

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Statistics

http://meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_files/publications/st487/stat487.pdf

Presents data regarding medical expenditures for nine conditions for which an estimated 10% or more of the U.S. population received treatment in 2013.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

An All-Payer View of Hospital Discharge to Postacute Care, 2013

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

http://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb205-Hospital-Discharge-Postacute-Care.pdf

Examines the types of settings which provide post-acute care when patients are released from hospitals, their costs, and the sources of payment.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

Health Insurance Continuity and Health Care Access and Utilization, 2014

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db249.pdf

Studies increased access to health care and whether this resulted in more health care visits by newly insured individuals.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Uninsured Rate for Working-Age Adults Decreases in Majority of Counties

Categories: Health Insurance,Maps/Geography,Statistics

http://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2016/cb16-86.html

Provides county level estimates for the health insurance status of the working age population (those under 65).  Provides links to map with U.S. county coverage.  From the Census Bureau

 

Early Release of Selected Estimates Based on Data From the 2015 National Health Interview Survey

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Mental Health,Smoking/Tobacco,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhis/earlyrelease/earlyrelease201605.pdf

Updates estimates for 15 selected health measures based on data from the 2015 Survey and compares to estimates from 1997 through 2014.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Health Insurance Coverage: Early Release of Estimates from the National Health Interview Survey, 2015

Categories: Health Insurance,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhis/earlyrelease/insur201605.pdf

Reports on the continuing decline in the number of uninsured persons in the U.S.  Includes three types of estimates: uninsured at time of interview; uninsured at least part of the year; and uninsured for more than a year at time of interview.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Zubik v. Burwell

Categories: Headlines,Health Insurance,Laws/Regulations,Religion/Ethics,Supreme Court/courts

https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/14-1418

Compromise decision that employees of certain nonprofits could receive contraceptive coverage with their health insurance plans without burdening the employers’ exercise of religion. The church organizations had objected to provisions of federal law that required them to submit petitions expressing their opposition to providing contraceptive coverage. The cases return to the Appeals Courts to resolve any outstanding issues.  From the Legal Information Institute of the Cornell University Law School

 

National Inpatient Hospital Costs: The Most Expensive Conditions by Payer, 2013

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

http://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb204-Most-Expensive-Hospital-Conditions.pdf

The mean expense per U.S. hospital stay in 2012 was over $18,000.  This report describes the distribution of costs by expected primary payer and illustrates the conditions accounting for the largest percentage of each payer’s hospital costs.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

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