Technology and longer lives leading to higher health bills
- Study finds seniors skip drugs, risk health because they can't afford drugs. Correa, Tracy // Life Extension;Oct2002, Vol. 8 Issue 10, p26
Highlights results of a study documenting the effect of the high cost of prescription drugs on senior citizens in the U.S. Ratio of citizens that skip medication because they can't afford it; Difficulty of paying for health plan that covers prescriptions; Amount of money spent on prescription...
- Research confirms it: M+C is a bargain! Wechsler, Jill // Managed Healthcare Executive;Mar2002, Vol. 12 Issue 3, p9
Examines the condition of the Medical+Choice (M+C) plans holder in the U.S. Costs of the traditional medical program; Difficulty of paying health care costs; Risk of M+C programs on the elderly.
- Does Health Status Explain Higher Medicare Costs of Medicaid Enrollees? Liu, Korbin; Long, Sharon K.; Aragon, Cynthia // Health Care Financing Review;Winter98, Vol. 20 Issue 2, p39
Presents information on a study which analyzes the Medicare costs of elderly persons who were dually eligible in comparison to other Medicare beneficiaries. Methodology of the study; Results and discussion on the study.
- Medicareless. Franklin, Daniel // Washington Monthly;Sep93, Vol. 25 Issue 9, p38
Suggests ways to lower the health care costs of senior Americans. Increase funding of home health care; Implementation of home visit program for all Medicare beneficiaries; Extension coverage of prescribed Medicine to poor senior citizens.
- PACE and the Medicare+Choice Risk-Adjusted Payment Model. Temkin-Greener, Helena; Meiners, Mark R.; Gruenberg, Leonard // Inquiry (00469580);Spring2001, Vol. 38 Issue 1, p60
Investigates the impact of Medicare principal inpatient diagnostic cost group (PIP-DCG) payment model on the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE). Accuracy of PIP-DCG risk adjusters on Medicare expenditures for functionally-impaired beneficiaries; Reduction of Medicare payment...
- Modeling Medicare Costs of PACE Populations. Robinson, James; Karon, Sarita L. // Health Care Financing Review;Spring2000, Vol. 21 Issue 3, p149
Historically, Medicare has paid PACE providers a monthly capitated rate equal to 95 percent of the site's county AAPCC multiplied by a PACE-specific frailty adjuster of 2.39. The Balanced Budget Act of 1997 makes PACE a permanent provider category and mandates that future Medicare payments be...
- Three Decades Of Health Care Use By The Elderly, 1965-1998. Lubitz, James; Greenberg, Linda G.; Gorina, Yelena; Wartzman, Lynne; Gibson, David // Health Affairs;Mar/Apr2001, Vol. 20 Issue 2, p19
Examines trends in health care use and costs by the elderly in the United States over the period 1965-1998, spanning the introduction and evolution of Medicare. Effect of Medicare on health care use; Implications of utilization trends for the health of the elderly; Comparison of trends in use...
- The crisis isn't Social Security, it's Medicare. Gresham, Lynn // Employee Benefit News;4/15/2005, Vol. 19 Issue 5, p9
Explains that the fiscal crisis the Medicare system in the U.S. is more urgent than the fiscal crisis facing the Social Security system. Estimate on the amount a couple will need in order to cover medical costs in the next 15 to 20 years; Decline in the number of companies which offer retiree...
- (INNOVATION) Ex-Navy SEAL Tackles Old Age, Invents Boomer-Friendly Workout Tool. // Aging News Alert;6/12/2009, p4
The article focuses on the comments of Phil Black, a former official of the U.S. Navy on healthcare of elderly in the U.S. Black said that with the new FitDeck Senior, millions of baby boomers and retirees can stay in shape and out of the doctor's office. According to him, spending $1 trillion...