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Executive Health Management

Medicare: Drop in Mortality, Hospitalisation and Costs

2015 28 Jul

During 1999-2013, all-cause mortality and hospitalisation rates, along with inpatient expenditure per death, decreased for U.S. Medicare beneficiaries age 65 years or older, according to a new study published in JAMA. “Even though it is difficult to disentangle the specific reasons for improvement, it is clear that over the past 15 years there have... Read more

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ACO Model Shows Smaller Medicare Spending Growth

2015 04 May

The Pioneer Accountable Care Organisation (ACO) Model has helped curb increases in total Medicare expenditures of ACO-aligned beneficiaries, resulting in savings of about $385 million in its first two years of implementation, according to a study published online in JAMA. The Pioneer ACO Model was launched by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services... Read more

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