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Characteristics of Hospital Stays for Super-Utilizers by Payer, 2012

Categories: Govt Finance,Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Medicare/Medicaid,Statistics

http://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb190-Hospital-Stays-Super-Utilizers-Payer-2012.pdf

Studies the characteristics of hospital stays by a relatively small number of individuals who consume a large share of health care resources in order to find ways to improve delivery and management of their care to reduce costs.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

21.3 Percent of U.S. Population Participates in Government Assistance Programs Each Month

http://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2015/cb15-97.html

Agency press release about the report entitled Dynamics of Economic Well-Being.  Provides a summary of who participated in the programs and for how long and offers a link to the full report.  From the Census Bureau

 

Dynamics of Economic Well-Being: Participation in Government Programs, 2009-2012: Who Gets Assistance?

http://www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/library/publications/2015/demo/p70-141.pdf

Focuses on the participation and characteristics of people who receive benefits from federal means-tested assistance programs such as Medicaid, SNAP, SSI, TANF, and Housing Assistance.  In 2012 approximately 21% of the population participated in one or more of the programs.  From the Census Bureau

 

Insurance Status by State Medicaid Expansion Status: Early Release of Estimates from the National Health Interview Survey, 2013 – September 2014

Categories: Headlines,Health Insurance,Income/Poverty,Medicare/Medicaid,Statistics

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

Examines changes in the percentage of persons who were uninsured, by state Medicaid expansion status, age, and poverty status.  The percentage of adults who were uninsured decreased from 20.4% in 2013 to 15.9% in April-September 2014.  Medicaid expansion states experienced a larger drop in the uninsured (10%) than non-expansion states (3%).  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Older Adults: Federal Strategy Needed to Help Ensure … Delivery of Home and Community-Based Services and Supports

Categories: Elderly,Food/Nutrition,Medicare/Medicaid,Transportation,Welfare/Social Services

http://www.gao.gov/assets/680/670306.pdf

Reviews federal programs that allow older adults to age in their homes, how these services and supports are provided,  and agency efforts to coordinate such services. From the Government Accountability Office

 

Annual Statistical Supplement to the Social Security Bulletin, 2014

http://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/supplement/2014/supplement14.pdf

The major source of data for U.S. social insurance and welfare programs.  Published annually since 1940.  Covers both programs administered by the Social Security Administration and other major health care and social insurance programs of the federal government.  From the Social Security Administration

 

Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data: Part D Prescriber

Categories: Elderly,Health/Medical,Medicare/Medicaid,Statistics

http://www.cms.gov/Research-Statistics-Data-and-Systems/Statistics-Trends-and-Reports/Medicare-Provider-Charge-Data/Part-D-Prescriber.html

A newly available public data set with information on the prescription drugs that individual physicians and other providers prescribed under Part D of the Medicare Program.  From the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

 

Advance Directives: Information on Federal Oversight, Provider Implementation, and Prevalence

Categories: Elderly,Health/Medical,Laws/Regulations,Medicare/Medicaid,Religion/Ethics

http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-15-416

Examines how the federal government oversees the use of patient advance directives by providers of patients covered by Medicare or Medicaid as required by the Patient Self Determination Act, what is known about the approaches used and challenges encountered, and what is known about the prevalence of advance directives and variations by provider types and patient demographics.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

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