https://longevity.stanford.edu/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/new-logo2-01-300x107.png 0 0 admin https://longevity.stanford.edu/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/new-logo2-01-300x107.png admin2013-05-30 19:45:032013-05-30 19:45:035/30/2013 - Variation In Medicare Costs Is Mainly Due To Post-Acute Care (Forbes)
5/30/2013 – Variation In Medicare Costs Is Mainly Due To Post-Acute Care (Forbes)
Health policy wonks have been pointing for a while now to large variations in Medicare spending across different parts of the country. Live in Miami, and the government is probably going to spend a heck of a lot more for you on Medicare than if you live in Minneapolis, even after accounting for how healthy or sick you are. These variations have struck many policy experts as a chance for a win-win situation. As one group from Dartmouth put it: “To slow spending growth, we need policies that encourage high growth (or high-cost) regions to behave more like low-growth, low-cost regions.”
Read the full article at Forbes.