News tagged with medicare

Millions pass up free health subsidy

Millions of seniors are turning down free money. The Low Income Subsidy for Medicare Part D is a rare beast in economics research. The subsidy provides prescription drug coverage essentially free for low-income adults. That ...

May 06, 2013
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U.S. health spending rising modestly, report finds

(HealthDay)—Even as consumers dig deeper to pay for health expenses, overall health-care spending in the United States continues to expand at a relatively low rate of growth, a new government analysis shows.

Jan 07, 2014
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High burden of endocarditis in older adults

(HealthDay)—The 2007 American Heart Association guidelines recommending a restriction of antibiotic prophylaxis have not increased the rates of hospitalization or adjusted mortality for endocarditis among ...

Sep 15, 2013
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Community demographics linked to hospital readmissions

Nearly 60 percent of the variation in hospital readmission rates appears to be associated with where the hospital is located rather than on the hospital's performance, finds a new study in Health Services Re ...

Apr 11, 2014
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$1.9 billion in Medicare waste: 'Tip of the iceberg'

In the first large-scale study to directly measure wasteful spending in Medicare, researchers found that Medicare spent $1.9 billion in 2009 for patients to receive any of 26 tests and procedures that have been shown by empirical ...

May 12, 2014
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