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Use of Medication Prescribed for Emotional or Behavioral Difficulties Among Children Aged 6-17 Years in the United States, 2011-2012

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

Describes the sociodemographic characteristics of children aged 6-17 years prescribed medication or taking medication during the past 6 months for emotional or behavioral difficulties.  Also includes parental reports of the perceived benefit of this medication.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


Rural and Urban Hospitals’ Role in Providing Inpatient Care, 2010

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Health/Medical,Medicare/Medicaid,Statistics,Urban Issues

Provides national data on the types of patients served and the types of care provided by rural hospitals in the health care system in 2010 and contrasts their situation with that of urban hospitals.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


Updated Estimates of the Effects of the Insurance Coverage Provisions of the Affordable Care Act, April 2014

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

Projects that the ACA’s insurance coverage provisions will result in lower net costs to the federal government or $36 billion for 2014, $5 billion less than the previous projection.  Also projects lower costs for the 2015-2024 period.  From the Congressional Budget Office and the Joint Committee on Taxation


Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data: Physician and Other Supplier

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

Data set with information on services and procedures provided to Medicare beneficiaries by physicians and other healthcare professionals.  Also has information on payment (allowed amount and Medicare payment) and submitted charges organized by provider ID number and place of service.  From the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services


Historic Release of Data Gives Consumers Unprecedented Transparency on the Medical Services Physicians Provide and How Much They are Paid

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

Press release announcing availability of information on services and procedures provided by physicians under the Medicare program and Medicare payment compared to submitted charges by provider.  Includes links to physician dataset.  From the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services


Health Insurance Coverage: Early Release of Estimates from the National Health Interview Survey, January-September 2013

Categories: Health Insurance,Medicare/Medicaid,Statistics

In the first 9 months of 2013, 45 million persons of all ages or 14.5% of the population were uninsured. Provides various information on insurance status including coverage by state Medicaid expansion, by state health insurance marketplace type, and insurance coverage by state.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


Letter to the Honorable Paul Ryan Regarding Federal Spending for Major Mandatory Spending Programs and Tax Credits That are Primarily Means-Tested

Categories: Govt Finance,Medicare/Medicaid,Taxes,Welfare/Social Services

Contains tables showing federal spending for entitlement programs and tax credits with baseline projections for 2014-2024 and historical spending for the period 2004-2013.  From the Congressional Budget Office


Medicaid Fraud Control Units: Fiscal Year 2013 Annual Report

Categories: Crime/Justice,Medicare/Medicaid,Statistics

Highlights and statistics from the investigations and prosecutions conducted by the 50 fraud control units nationwide.  From the  Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services


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