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September 3, 2020

CAAR – Urban Institute Brief – September 3, 2020

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Calibrating a Microsimulation Model of Medicare Policy Reform to Match Administrative Benchmarks for Enrollment and Spending,” by Diane Arnos, Bowen Garrett, Anuj Gangopadhyaya, and Adele Shartzer (September 2020, .pdf format, 12p.).

www.urban.org/research/publication/calibrating-microsimulation-model-medicare-policy-reform-match-administrative-benchmarks-enrollment-and-spending

August 10, 2020

CAAR – Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Data Release – August 10, 2020

Filed under: Data Files — Tags: , — admin @ 4:50 pm

The US Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has released a new MEPS data file (August 2020, data in .zip or self decompressing [.exe] ASCII text and SAS Transport format, with documentation in HTML and .pdf format, and Stats, SAS and SPSS programming statements in ASCII format).

– MEPS HC-206A: 2018 Prescribed Medicines File

meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_stats/download_data_files_detail.jsp?cboPufNumber=HC-206A

August 6, 2020

CAAR – University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School, Pension Research Council Working Paper – August 6, 2020

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Building on Hope or Tackling Fear? Policy Responses to the Growing Costs of Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias,” by Adelina Comas-Herrera (WP2020-19, July 2020, .pdf format, 26p.). Note: A link to the abstract and the full-text of this paper is available at:

repository.upenn.edu/prc_papers/688/

July 24, 2020

CAAR – Medicare Payment Advisory Commission Report – July 24, 2020

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Health Care Spending and the Medicare Program: A Data Book,” (July 2020, .pdf format, 200p.).

medpac.gov/docs/default-source/data-book/july2020_databook_entirereport_sec.pdf?sfvrsn=0

July 8, 2020

CAAR – National Bureau of Economic Research Working Papers – July 8, 2020

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Links to an abstract are available. For full text availability check your organization’s library.

A. “Older People are Less Pessimistic about the Health Risks of Covid-19,” by Pedro Bordalo, Katherine B. Coffman, Nicola Gennaioli, and Andrei Shleifer (w27494, July 2020, .pdf format, 29p.).

www.nber.org/papers/w27494

B. “Variation in Health Care Prices Across Public and Private Payers,” by Toren L. Fronsdal, Jay Bhattacharya, and Suzanne Tamang (w27490, July 2020, .pdf format, 58p.).

www.nber.org/papers/w27490

C. “Physician Characteristics and Patient Survival: Evidence from Physician Availability,” by Joseph J. Doyle Jr. (w27458, July 2020, .pdf format, 38p.).

www.nber.org/papers/w27458

June 17, 2020

CAAR – Urban Institute Report – June 17, 2020

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Development and Structure of BETOS 2.0 with Illustrative Data,” by Robert A. Berenson and Mary Jo Braid-Forbes (June 2020, .pdf and HTML format, 43p.).

www.urban.org/research/publication/development-and-structure-betos-20-illustrative-data

June 11, 2020

CAAR – AARP Public Policy Institute Reports – June 11, 2020

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A. “How Does Earnings Inequality Affect Social Security Financing?” by Richard W. Johnson [Urban Institute] (June 2020, .pdf format, 10p.).

www.aarp.org/ppi/info-2020/how-does-earnings-inequality-affect-social-security-financing.html

B. “Medicare Beneficiaries’ Out-of-Pocket Spending for Health Care,” by Claire Noel-Miller (June 2020, .pdf format, 8p.).

www.aarp.org/ppi/info-2020/medicare-beneficiaries-out-of-pocket-spending-for-health-care.html

February 20, 2020

CAAR – US National Center for Health Statistics Data Brief – February 20, 2020

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Problems Paying Medical Bills, 2018,” by Amy E. Cha and Robin A. Cohen (Data Brief No. 357, February 2020, .pdf and HTML format, 7p.).

www.cdc.gov/nchs/products/databriefs/db357.htm

CAAR – Public Library of Science (PLoS) Articles – February 20, 2020

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A. “Individual and population level impact of chronic conditions on functional disability in older adults,” by Parminder Raina, Anne Gilsing, Alexandra J. Mayhew, Nazmul Sohel, Edwin van den Heuvel, and Lauren E. Griffith (PLoS ONE 15(2): e0229160. doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0229160, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 13p.).

journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0229160

B. “Differences in medical costs for end-of-life patients receiving traditional care and those receiving hospice care: A retrospective study,” by Ya-Ting Huang, Ying-Wei Wang, Chou-Wen Chi, Wen-Yu Hu, Rung Lin Jr, Chih-Chung Shiao, and Woung-Ru Tang (PLoS ONE 15(2): e0229176. doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0229176, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 21p.).

journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0229176

September 20, 2019

CAAR – Institute for Fiscal Studies [UK] Working Paper – September 20, 2019

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Variation in end-of-life hospital spending in England: Evidence from linked survey and administrative data,” by George Stoye and Tom Lee (W19/22, September 2019, .pdf format, 28p.). Note: Links to the abstract and the full text of this paper available at:

www.ifs.org.uk/publications/14326

May 16, 2019

CAAR – Employee Benefit Research Institute Issue Brief – May 16, 2019

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Savings Medicare Beneficiaries Need for Health Expenses in 2019: Some Couples Could Need as Much as $363,000,” by Paul Fronstin and Jack VanDerhei (May 2019, .pdf format, 10p.). Note: EBRI requires free registration to access full-text.

www.ebri.org/content/savings-medicare-beneficiaries-need-for-health-expenses-in-2019

February 21, 2019

CAAR – AARP Public Policy Institute Reports – February 21, 2019

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A. “Home- and Community-Based Services Beyond Medicaid: How State-Funded Programs Help Low-Income Adults with Care Needs Live at Home,” by Ellen O’Brien and Wendy Fox-Grage (February 2019, .pdf format, 27p.).

longtermscorecard.org/promising-practices/home-and-community-based-services-beyond-medicaid

B. “Defraying High Out-of-Pocket Health Care Costs: The Medical Expense Tax Deduction,” by Maxim Shvedov (February 2019, .pdf format, 5p.).

www.aarp.org/ppi/info-2019/defraying-high-out-of-pocket-health-care-costs.html

December 13, 2018

CAAR – Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond Working Paper – December 13, 2018

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End-of-Life Medical Expenses,” by Eric French, John Bailey Jones, Elaine Kelly and Jeremy McCauley (Working Paper No. 18-18, December 2018, .pdf format, 38p.). Note: Links to the abstract and the full text of the paper available at:

www.ifs.org.uk/publications/13768

October 4, 2018

CAAR – US Senate Special Committee on Aging Hearing Testimony – October 4, 2018

Filed under: Legislation Information Updates — Tags: — admin @ 12:26 pm

Patient-Focused Care: A Prescription to Reduce Health Care Costs,” a hearing held October 3, 2018 (witness statements available in .pdf format, video of the full hearing available at the site, running time 1 hour 33 minutes). Hearing begins at the 14:38 mark.

www.aging.senate.gov/hearings/patient-focused-care-a-prescription-to-reduce-health-care-costs

June 28, 2018

CAAR – Science Report Abstracts – June 28, 2018

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A. “The plateau of human mortality: Demography of longevity pioneers,” by Elisabetta Barbi, Francesco Lagona, Marco Marsili, James W. Vaupel, and Kenneth W. Wachter (Vol. 360, No. 6396, June 29, 2018, p. 1459-1461).

science.sciencemag.org/content/360/6396/1459

B. “Predictive modeling of U.S. health care spending in late life,” by Liran Einav, Amy Finkelstein, Sendhil Mullainathan, and Ziad Obermeyer (Vol. 360, No. 6396, June 29, 2018, p. 1462-1465).

science.sciencemag.org/content/360/6396/1462

November 27, 2017

CAAR – AARP Public Policy Institute Reports – November 27, 2017

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A. “Medicare Spends More on Socially Isolated Older Adults,” by Lynda Flowers, Ari Houser, Claire Noel-Miller, Jonathan Shaw, Jay Bhattacharya, Lena Schoemaker, and Monica Farid (November 2017, .pdf format, 15p.).

www.aarp.org/ppi/info-2017/medicare-spends-more-on-socially-isolated-older-adults.html

B. “Medicare Beneficiaries’ Out-of-pocket Spending for Health Care,” by Claire Noel-Miller (November 2017, .pdf format, 7p.).

www.aarp.org/ppi/info-2017/medicare-beneficiaries-out-of-pocket-spending-for-health-care.html

November 8, 2017

CAAR – AARP Public Policy Institute Report – November 8, 2017

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Seniors with High Unreimbursed Health Care Costs: Who Are They?” by Maxim Shvedov (November 2017, .pdf format, 4p.).

www.aarp.org/ppi/info-2017/seniors-with-high-unreimbursed-health-care-costs.html

October 5, 2017

CAAR – Center for Retirement Research at Boston College Working Papers – October 5, 2017

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A. “Homeownership, Social Insurance, and Old-Age Security in the United States and Europe,” by Stipica Mudrazija and Barbara A. Butrica (WP No. 2017-15, October 2017, .pdf format, 40p.). Note: Links to the abstract and the full text of the paper available at:

crr.bc.edu/working-papers/homeownership-social-insurance-and-old-age-security-in-the-united-states-and-europe/

B. “How Much Does Motherhood Cost Women in Social Security Benefits?” by Matthew S. Rutledge, Alice Zulkarnain, and Sara Ellen King (WP No. 2017-14, October 2017, .pdf format, 22p.). Note: Links to the abstract and the full text of the paper available at:

crr.bc.edu/working-papers/how-much-does-motherhood-cost-women-in-social-security-benefits/

C. “How Much Does Out-of-Pocket Medical Spending Eat Away at Retirement Income?” by Melissa McInerney, Matthew S. Rutledge, and Sara Ellen King (WP No. 2017-13, October 2017, .pdf format, 31p.). Note: Links to the abstract and the full text of the paper available at:

crr.bc.edu/working-papers/how-much-does-out-of-pocket-medical-spending-eat-away-at-retirement-income/

February 1, 2017

CAAR – Employee Benefit Research Institute Periodical – February 1, 2017

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EBRI Notes (Vol. 38, No. 1, January 2017, .pdf format, 12p.). Note: The article of this issue is “Savings Medicare Beneficiaries Need for Health Expenses: Some Couples Could Need as Much as $350,000,” by Paul Fronstin and Jack VanDerhei.

www.ebri.org/publications/notes/index.cfm?fa=notesDisp&content_id=5527

July 22, 2016

CAAR – US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Data Release – July 22, 2016

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2015-2025 Projections of National Health Expenditures,” (July 2016, .pdf and zipped Excel and comma-delimited format, 5p.).

www.cms.gov/Research-Statistics-Data-and-Systems/Statistics-Trends-and-Reports/NationalHealthExpendData/NationalHealthAccountsProjected.html

July 14, 2016

CAAR – US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Report – July 14, 2016

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National Health Expenditure Accounts Projections 2015-2025,” (July 2016, .pdf and zipped Excel and comma-delimited format, 5p.).

www.cms.gov/Research-Statistics-Data-and-Systems/Statistics-Trends-and-Reports/NationalHealthExpendData/NationalHealthAccountsProjected.html

April 28, 2016

CAAR – US Senate Special Committee on Aging Hearing Testimony – April 28, 2016

Filed under: Legislation Information Updates — Tags: , — admin @ 4:40 pm

“‘Valeant Pharmaceuticals’ Business Model: the Repercussions for Patients and the Health Care System,” a hearing held April 27, 2016 (witness statement available in .pdf format, video of the full hearing available at the site, running time 3 hours 1 minute). Note: Hearing begins at the 9:54 mark and ends at the 3:10:19 mark

www.aging.senate.gov/hearings/valeant-pharmaceuticals-business-model-the-repercussions-for-patients-and-the-health-care-system

March 17, 2016

CAAR – US Senate Special Committee on Aging Hearing Testimony – March 17, 2016

Filed under: Legislation Information Updates — Tags: , — admin @ 4:54 pm

Sudden Price Spikes in Decades-Old Rx Drugs: Inside the Monopoly Business Model,” a hearing held March 17, 2016 (witness statements available in .pdf format, video of the full hearing available at the site, running time 3 hours 14 minutes). Note: Hearing begins at the 18:03 mark and ends at the 3:32:05 mark.

www.aging.senate.gov/hearings/senate-special-committee-on-aging-to-hold-the-second-hearing-in-a-series-on-sudden-price-spikes-in-decades-old-rx-drugs

February 9, 2016

CAAR – Public Library of Science (PLoS) Articles – February 9, 2016

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A. “Economic Impact of Dementia by Disease Severity: Exploring the Relationship between Stage of Dementia and Cost of Care in Taiwan,” by Li-Jung Elizabeth Ku, Ming-Chyi Pai, and Pei-Yu Shih (PLoS ONE 11(2): e0148779. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0148779, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 12p.).

journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0148779

B. “The Effect of Intra- and Intergenerational Caregiving on Subjective Well-Being – Evidence of a Population Based Longitudinal Study among Older Adults in Germany,” by Andre Hajek and Hans-Helmut Konig (PLoS ONE 11(2): e0148916. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0148916, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 11p.).

journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0148916

February 2, 2016

CAAR – National Bureau of Economic Research Working Paper – February 2, 2016

Links to an abstract are available. For full text availability check your organization’s library.

A. “Health Capacity to Work at Older Ages: Evidence from the U.S.,” by Courtney Coile, Kevin S. Milligan, and David A. Wise (w21940, January 2016, .pdf format, 48p.).

www.nber.org/papers/w21940

B. “Social Security and Retirement Programs Around the World: The Capacity to Work at Older Ages – Introduction and Summary,” by Courtney Coile, Kevin S. Milligan, and David A. Wise (w21939, January 2016, .pdf format, 32p.).

www.nber.org/papers/w21939

C. “Saving Lives or Saving Money? Understanding the Dual Nature of Physician Preferences,” by Alice Chen and Darius N. Lakdawalla (w21930, January 2016, .pdf format, 57p.).

www.nber.org/papers/w21930

January 21, 2016

CAAR – Employee Benefit Research Institute Periodical – January 21, 2016

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 5:04 pm

EBRI Notes (Vol. 37, No. 1, January 2016, .pdf format, 16p.). Note: The two articles in this issue are: “Impact of Workplace Wellness-Program Participation on Medication Adherence,” by Paul Fronstin and M. Christopher Roebuck; and, “Differences in Out-of-Pocket Health Care Expenses of Older Single and Couple Households,” by Sudipto Banerjee.

www.ebri.org/publications/notes/index.cfm?fa=notesDisp&content_id=5526

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