Medicare Expenditures

Report: Complex care management can succeed, reduced Medicare SNF expenditures 64% in one instance

Report: Complex care management can succeed, reduced Medicare SNF expenditures 64% in one instance

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Well-designed programs to coordinate care for patients with complex needs can reduce Medicare expenditures, including skilled nursing facility costs, according to an issue brief released Thursday by The Commonwealth Fund.

Hospital readmissions double Medicare expense, more likely from certain settings, analysis shows

Hospital readmissions double Medicare expense, more likely from certain settings, analysis shows

Medicare expenditures for beneficiaries who are readmitted to the hospital within 60 days are twice as high as expenditures for beneficiaries who aren't readmitted, a new analysis sponsored by the home health industry finds.

Medicare expenditures for advanced dementia patients vary widely, study shows

Implementing high-quality palliative care programs for nursing home residents with advanced dementia could prevent expensive hospitalizations and burdensome interventions, such as feeding tubes, a new study finds.