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Medicaid: Service Utilization Patterns for Beneficiaries in Managed Care

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

http://www.gao.gov/assets/680/670548.pdf

More than half of Medicaid beneficiaries are enrolled in managed care plans.  This report examines data from 19 states to calculate service utilization rates for adult and child beneficiaries enrolled in managed care plans by state, service category, and length of enrollment.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

Earnings and Employment Data for Workers Covered Under Social Security and Medicare, by State and County, 2012

Categories: Income/Poverty,Medicare/Medicaid,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics,Taxes

http://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/eedata_sc/2012/eedata_sc12.pdf

Shows by sex and age the number of workers and self-employed persons, the amount of their taxable earnings, and the amount they paid in Social Security and Medicare contributions.  From the Social Security Administration

 

Health Insurance Coverage: Early Release of Estimates from the National Health Interview Survey, July-December 2014

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

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhis/earlyrelease/insur201506.pdf

In 2014 36 million persons of all ages or 11.5% of the population were uninsured at the time of interview.  Also reports on the number and percent covered by private plans through the Health Insurance Marketplace.  Also covers demographic characteristics and poverty status of those without health insurance.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

The 2015 Long-Term Budget Outlook

http://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/114th-congress-2015-2016/reports/50250-LongTermBudgetOutlook.pdf

Describes in detail the worsening federal budget outlook.  Covers the near and long-term outlook for the budget, for major health care programs, for Social Security, for other federal spending, and for federal revenues.  Also covers economic and budget effects of various policy initiatives.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

New Medicare Data Available to Increase Transparency on Hospital and Physician Utilization

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

http://www.cms.gov/Newsroom/MediaReleaseDatabase/Press-releases/2015-Press-releases-items/2015-06-01.html

Agency press release announcing availability of latest annual release of Medicare hospital utilization and payment data and physician and other supplier utilization and payment data.   Covers bills for services for the 100 most common hospital Medicare inpatient stays and 30 selected outpatient procedures and services/charges from physicians and other Part B providers.  From the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

 

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

 

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