Chronic Illnesses

Healthcare expenditures for dual eligibles is double that of Medicare-only beneficiaries, report shows

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Monthly expenditures for individuals eligible for Medicare and Medicaid is nearly two times higher than that of people who receive just Medicare benefits, a new government report finds.

Functional impairments raise costs among chronically ill Medicare beneficiaries, report says

Functional impairments raise costs among chronically ill Medicare beneficiaries, report says

Medicare beneficiaries suffering from five or more chronic conditions and functional impairments are nearly twice as expensive as Medicare enrollees with only the chronic conditions, a new report finds.