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Health Insurance Coverage: Early Release of Estimates from the National Health Interview Survey, January-June 2016

Categories: Health Insurance,Laws/Regulations,Medicare/Medicaid,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhis/earlyrelease/insur201611.pdf

Provides estimates of those covered by health insurance for selected states.  In the first 6 months of 2016, 28 million persons of all ages were uninsured or 8.9% of the population.  This was 20 million fewer than in 2010, prior to the Affordable Care Act, but only 0.2 million fewer persons than in 2015.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Out-of-Pocket Health Care Expenses in the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population by Age and Insurance Coverage, 2014

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

https://meps.ahrq.gov/data_files/publications/st495/stat495.pdf

Shows estimates according to age, family income, and insurance coverage.  Finds that an average of $688 was paid out of pocket for health care among people with some health care expenses. From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

Executive Summary: Medicare Program: Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Alternative Payment Model (APM) …

Categories: Health/Medical,Laws/Regulations,Medicare/Medicaid

https://qpp.cms.gov/docs/QPP_Executive_Summary_of_Final_Rule.pdf

24 page summary of the new physician payment system under Medicare.  From the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services of the Health and Human Services Department

 

Medicare Program: Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Alternative Payment Model (APM) Incentive Under the Physician Fee Schedule, and Criteria for Physician-focused Payment Models

Categories: Health/Medical,Laws/Regulations,Medicare/Medicaid

https://qpp.cms.gov/docs/CMS-5517-FC.pdf

Final regulation (2000+ pages) for the new payment system for Medicare physicians that advances the administration’s emphasis on payment for quality rather than quantity of care.  Offers two paths in transitioning providers away from a fee-for-service system  From the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services of the Health and Human Services Department

 

Medicare: Insolvency Projections

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

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/RS20946.pdf

Discusses the different parts of the Medicare program and how they are financed, the history of and current insolvency projections, and what would happen if the fund became insolvent. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Insurance Coverage of Ambulatory Care Visits in the Last Six Months of 2011-13 and 2014, by Medicaid Expansion Status

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Laws/Regulations,Medicare/Medicaid

https://meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_files/publications/st494/stat494.pdf

New pathways to insurance coverage became available in 2014 including government subsidized private coverage through newly-created marketplaces and the potential for states to expand Medicaid eligibility.  This report compares the insurance coverage of ambulatory care visits before and after these changes.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

Generic Drugs Under Medicare: Part D Generic Drug Prices Declined Overall, but Some Had Extraordinary Price Increases

Categories: Govt Finance,Health/Medical,Medicare/Medicaid,Prices/Inflation

http://www.gao.gov/assets/680/679022.pdf

Describes how generic drug prices under Medicare have changed over time, the extent to which generic drugs experienced extraordinary price increases and how that affected benefit design, and the factors identified as contributors to price changes.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

Earnings and Employment Data for Workers Covered under Social Security and Medicare, by State and County, 2013

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

https://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/eedata_sc/2013/eedata_sc13.pdf

Shows by sex and age the number of employees 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

 

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