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Durable Medical Equipment and Home Health Among the Largest Contributors to Area Variations in Use of Medicare Services

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  • James D. Reschovsky
  • Arkadipta Ghosh
  • Kate A. Stewart
  • Deborah J. Chollet

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This article investigates nationwide geographic variation in utilization of Medicare-covered services by service category. Variation in the use of home health care and durable medical equipment across sites was the major driver of geographic variation in total service use for Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries. The authors suggest these services might benefit from further policy interventions.

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Paper provided by Mathematica Policy Research in its series Mathematica Policy Research Reports with number 7456.

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Length: 9
Date of creation: 30 May 2012
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Handle: RePEc:mpr:mprres:7456

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Keywords: Medical Equipment; Home Health; Medicare Services;

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  1. James D. Reschovsky & Arkadipta Ghosh & Kate A. Stewart & Deborah J. Chollet, 2012. "Durable Medical Equipment and Home Health Among the Largest Contributors to Area Variations in Use of Medicare Services," Mathematica Policy Research Reports 7455, Mathematica Policy Research.
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  1. James D. Reschovsky & Arkadipta Ghosh & Kate A. Stewart & Deborah J. Chollet, 2012. "Durable Medical Equipment and Home Health Among the Largest Contributors to Area Variations in Use of Medicare Services," Mathematica Policy Research Reports 7455, Mathematica Policy Research.

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