Health status of aged medicare beneficiaries.
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Published by U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Health Care Financing Administration, Office of Research and Demonstrations in Baltimore, MD .
Written in English



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  • Older people -- Medical care -- United States -- Statistics.,
  • Older people -- Diseases -- United States -- Statistics.,
  • Medicare -- Statistics.,
  • Health surveys -- United States -- Statistics.,
  • United States -- Statistics, Medical.

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Edition Notes

SeriesSeries B--Descriptive report ;, no. 2
ContributionsWadman, William M., Corder, Larry S.
LC ClassificationsRA564.8 .S35 1983
The Physical Object
Paginationiii, 24 p. ;
Number of Pages24
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3180234M
LC Control Number83022850

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A Data Book: Health care spending and the Medicare program, June 27 Chart Sources of supplemental coverage among noninstitutionalized Medicare beneficiaries, % Note: Beneficiaries are assigned to the supplemental coverage category they were in for the most time in They could have had coverage in other categories during by section (c)(6)(C)). The preliminary estimate of the floor for aged beneficiaries in is $, which represents a percent increase over the floor of $ This rate of increase for the floor includes for the first time an adjustment for the fact that the current estimate of prior years aged Medicare+Choice growth.   10 P.W. Eggers and L.G. Greenberg, “Racial and Ethnic Differences in Hospitalization Rates among Aged Medicare Beneficiaries, ,” Health Care Financing Rev Cited by:   Health status. Health Status of Adult Beneficiaries of Medicaid/CHIP as compared with Adults in Other Insurance Programs: [9] 43% of Medicaid and CHIP beneficiaries rated their health as excellent or very good compared with 14% on Medicare, 71% on .

Overall, the combination of million more elderly Medicare beneficiaries, higher medical costs and rising rates of chronic conditions will more than double Medicare spending in constant dollars, including disabled beneficiaries aged 64 and younger 5 – from $ billion in to more than $ trillion in (see Figure 14). The Cited by: This category includes information about states' aged and disabled Medicare beneficiaries, such as enrollment, demographics (such as age, gender, race/ethnicity), spending, other sources of health . Distribution of Medicare Enrollees 65 Years of Age or Over, by Physical Functional Status Within General Health Categories: Eighty-four percent of aged Medicare enrollees who rate their health as excellent have no ADL or IADL limitations, and an additional 9 percent have only an IADL by: 3. The Medicare Beneficiary Population Currently, 44 million beneficiaries—some 15 percent of the U.S. population—are enrolled in the Medicare program. Enrollment is expected to rise to 79 million by Only one in 10 beneficiaries relies solely on the Medicare program for health care coverage.

Except where noted, information is based on all aged (sixty-five and older) and disabled (under age sixty-five) fee-for-service Medicare beneficiaries from the Medicare data by: The Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey (MCBS) produces nationally representative estimates of health status, health care use and expenditures, health insurance coverage, and socioeconomic and demographic characteristics of Medicare beneficiaries. It is used to estimate expenditures and sources of payment for all services used by Medicare. Compared to age-eligible Medicare beneficiaries, disability-eligible beneficiaries are more likely to be in poorer health and to have cognitive or mental health impairments [1,13, 18] which can be.   Medicare is the federal health insurance program created in for people ages 65 and over, regardless of income, medical history, or health status.