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Medicare & Medicaid Statistical Supplement

CMS has a wealth of publicly available summary statistics regarding enrollment, spending, treatment patterns, cost sharing and other topics for both Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries.  This information can be accessed through the Medicare & Medicaid Statistical Supplement website.  The site includes statistics on the following topics: Personal Health Care Expenditures Medicare Enrollment Medicare Program Payments Medicare Cost Sharing Medicare Short Stay Hospitals Medicare Skilled Nursing Facilities Medicare Home Health Agencies Medicare Hospices Medicare Physician Services Medicare Hospital Outpatient Services End Stage Renal Disease Medicare Managed Care Medicaid Medicare Part D There is data available from 2001 to 2010.

Some Startling Senior Stats!

The National Council on Aging (NCOA) is an organization whose goal is to improve the lives of seniors through education, intervention, and resources. The NCOA is also an excellent resource for statistics regarding the health of older Americans.  NCOA’s website . Disease A chronic disease is one that is long lasting or reoccurs in the same patient; examples include heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and cancer. Approximately 80% of seniors have at least one chronic disease, and 50% are dealing with at least two. The National Governors Association states that 75% of the national money spent on health care is used…

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