CDHA CAAR

June 13, 2019

CAAR – US Social Security Administration, Research, Statistics, and Policy Analysis Periodical, Report – June 13, 2019

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A. SSI Monthly Statistics, May 2019 (June 2019, HTML and .pdf format).

www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/ssi_monthly/2019-05/index.html

B. “Earnings and Employment Data for Workers Covered Under Social Security and Medicare, by State and County, 2016,” (May 2019, .pdf, Excel, and HTML format, 455p.).

www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/eedata_sc/2016/index.html

June 12, 2019

CAAR – Journal of the American Medical Association Article Abstract – June 12, 2019

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Early Adoption of New Supplemental Benefits by Medicare Advantage Plans,” by David J. Meyers, Shayla N. M. Durfey, Emily A. Gadbois, and Kali S. Thomas (Vol. 321, No. 22, June 11, 2019, .pdf format, p. 2238-2240).

jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/article-abstract/2735487

CAAR – Center for Retirement Research at Boston College Working Paper – June 12, 2019

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Do States Adjust Medicaid Enrollment in Response to Capitation Rates? Evidence from the Medicare Part D Clawback,” by Laura D. Quinby and Gal Wettstein (WP No. 2019-9, June 2019, .pdf format, 32p.). Note: Links to the abstract and the full text of this paper available at:

crr.bc.edu/working-papers/do-states-adjust-medicaid-enrollment-in-response-to-capitation-rates-evidence-from-the-medicare-part-d-clawback/

CAAR – Tables of Contents – June 12, 2019

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Ageing and Society (Vol. 39, No. 7, July 2019).

www.cambridge.org/core/journals/ageing-and-society/issue/6F3AF0EAB726CFBAF1DEB562421F6537

Health Affairs (Vol. 38, No. 6, June 2019).

www.healthaffairs.org/toc/hlthaff/38/6

Journal of Applied Gerontology (Vol. 38, No. 7, July 2019).

journals.sagepub.com/toc/jaga/38/7

Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology (Vol. 34, No. 2, June 2019).

link.springer.com/journal/10823/34/2

Journal of Pension Economics & Finance (Vol. 18, No. 3, July 2019).

www.cambridge.org/core/journals/journal-of-pension-economics-and-finance/issue/9DE762DEDC3B5055B29F9F57793FFE8B

May 31, 2019

CAAR – US Department of Health and Human Service, Office of Inspector General Report – May 31, 2019

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2018 Performance Data for the Senior Medicare Patrol Projects,” (OEI-02-19-00280, May 2019, .pdf format, 86p.).

oig.hhs.gov/oei/reports/oei-02-19-00280.asp

May 30, 2019

CAAR – Center for Retirement Research at Boston College Working Paper – May 30, 2019

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The Effect of Medicare Part D on Evergreening, Generic Entry, and Drug Prices,” by Geoffrey T. Sanzenbacher and Gal Wettstein (WP No.2019-8, May 2019, .pdf and Excel format, 24p.). Note: Links to the abstract and the full text of this paper available at:

crr.bc.edu/working-papers/the-effect-of-medicare-part-d-on-evergreening-generic-entry-and-drug-prices/

May 29, 2019

CAAR – Journal of the American Medical Association Article Abstract – May 29, 2019

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Specialty Drug Pricing and Out-of-Pocket Spending on Orally Administered Anticancer Drugs in Medicare Part D, 2010 to 2019,” by Stacie B. Dusetzina, Haiden A. Huskamp, and Nancy L. Keating (Vol. 321, No. 20, May 28, 2019, p. 2025-2027).

jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/article-abstract/2734308

May 23, 2019

CAAR – US National Center for Health Statistics Brief, Report – May 23, 2019

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A. “Strategies Used by Adults Aged 65 and Over to Reduce Their Prescription Drug Costs, 2016–2017,” by Robin A. Cohen and Peter Boersma (NCHS Data Brief No. 335, May 2019, .pdf and HTML format, 7p.).

www.cdc.gov/nchs/products/databriefs/db335.htm

B. “Trends in Cancer and Heart Disease Death Rates Among Adults Aged 45–64: United States, 1999–2017,” by Sally C. Curtin (National Vital Statistics Report, Vol. 68, No. 5, May 2019, .pdf format, 8p.).

www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr68/nvsr68_05-508.pdf

May 20, 2019

CAAR – US Government Accountability Office Report – May 20, 2019

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Prescription Opioids: Voluntary Medicare Drug Management Programs to Control Misuse,” (GAO-19-446, May 2019, .pdf format, 21p.).

www.gao.gov/products/GAO-19-446

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

CAAR – AARP Public Policy Institute Reports – May 16, 2019

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A. “The Student Loan Debt Threat: An Intergenerational Problem,” by Lori A. Trawinski, Susanna Montezemolo, and Alicia Williams (May 2019, .pdf format, 10p.).

www.aarp.org/ppi/info-2019/the-student-loan-debt-threat-an-intergenerational-problem.html

B. “Annual Wellness Visits among Medicare Advantage Enrollees: Trends, Differences by Race and Ethnicity, and Association with Preventive Service Use,” by Elizabeth A. Carter, Keith Lind, and Claire-Noel Miller (May 2019, .pdf format, 6p.).

www.aarp.org/ppi/info-2019/annual-wellness-visits-among-medicare-advantage-enrollees.html?CMP=RDRCT-PPI-HEALTH-050319

May 8, 2019

CAAR – US Senate Committee on Finance Hearing Testimony – May 8, 2019

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Medicare Physician Payment Reform After Two Years: Examining MACRA Implementation and the Road Ahead,” a hearing held May 8, 2019 (witness statements available in .pdf format, video of the full hearing available at the site, running time 1 hour 55 minutes). Note: Hearing begins at the 14:46 mark.

www.finance.senate.gov/hearings/medicare-physician-payment-reform-after-two-years-examining-macra-implementation-and-the-road-ahead

CAAR – Tables of Contents – May 8, 2019

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American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry (Vol. 27, No. 6, June 2019).

www.ajgponline.org/issue/S1064-7481(19)X0006-8

Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease (Vol. 69, No. 1, 2019).

content.iospress.com/journals/journal-of-alzheimers-disease/69/1

Health Affairs (Vol. 38, No. 5, May 2019).

www.healthaffairs.org/toc/hlthaff/38/5admin

May 7, 2019

CAAR – Kaiser Family Foundation Issue Brief – May 7, 2019

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Do People Who Sign Up for Medicare Advantage Plans Have Lower Medicare Spending?” by Gretchen Jacobson, Tricia Neuman, and Anthony Damico (May 2019, HTML format).

www.kff.org/report-section/do-people-who-sign-up-for-medicare-advantage-plans-have-lower-medicare-spending-issue-brief/

May 1, 2019

CAAR – US House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Health Hearing Testimony – May 1, 2019

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Prescription Drug Coverage in the Medicare Program,” a hearing held April 30, 2019 (witness statements available in .pdf format, video of the full hearing available at the site, running time 2 hours 9 minutes). Note: Hearing starts at the 11:10 mark, and ends at the 2:23:50 mark.

energycommerce.house.gov/committee-activity/hearings/hearing-on-prescription-drug-coverage-in-the-medicare-program

April 29, 2019

CAAR – Urban Institute Report – April 29, 2019

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Why Did Medicare Advantage Enrollment Grow As Payment Pressure Increased? Examining the Role of Market and Demographic Changes,” by Laura Skopec, Stephen Zuckerman, Eva H. Allen, and Joshua Aarons (April 2019, .pdf format, 26p.).

www.urban.org/research/publication/why-did-medicare-advantage-enrollment-grow-payment-pressure-increased

April 22, 2019

CAAR – US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Report – April 22, 2019

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2019 Annual Report Of The Boards of Trustees of the Federal Hospital Insurance and Federal Supplementary Medical Insurance Trust Funds,” (April 2019, .pdf format, 243p.).

www.cms.gov/Research-Statistics-Data-and-Systems/Statistics-Trends-and-Reports/ReportsTrustFunds/index.html?redirect=/ReportsTrustFunds/

CAAR – New England Journal of Medicine Article Abstract – April 22, 2019

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Accuracy of Valuations of Surgical Procedures in the Medicare Fee Schedule,” by David C. Chan, Johnny Huynh, and David M. Studdert (Vol. 380, No. 16, April 18, 2019, p. 1546-1554).

www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMsa1807379

April 18, 2019

CAAR – US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General Report – April 18, 2019

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Concerns About Opioid Use in Medicare Part D in the Appalachian Region,” (OEI-02-18-00224, April 2019, .pdf format, 13p.).

oig.hhs.gov/oei/reports/oei-02-18-00224.asp

April 17, 2019

CAAR – Rand Corporation Reports – April 17, 2019

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A. “Types and Costs of Services for Dual Beneficiaries by Medicare Advantage Health Plans: An Environmental Scan,” by Melony E. Sorbero, Susan L. Lovejoy, Ryan Kandrack, Erin Audrey Taylor, and Kathryn E. Bouskill (Research Report No. 2213, 2018, .pdf format, 53p.).

www.rand.org/pubs/research_reports/RR2213.html

B. “Addressing Social Determinants of Health Needs of Dually Enrolled Beneficiaries in Medicare Advantage Plans: Findings from Interviews and Case Studies,” by Melony E. Sorbero, Ashley M. Kranz, Kathryn E. Bouskill, Rachel Ross, Alina I. Palimaru, and Amanda Meyer (Research Report No. 2634, 2018, .pdf format, 68p.).

www.rand.org/pubs/research_reports/RR2634.html

April 10, 2019

CAAR – Medicare Payment Advisory Commission Hearing Transcript – April 10, 2019

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 5:10 pm

An agenda and transcript of the March 7-8, 2019 meeting is available.

www.medpac.gov/-public-meetings-/meeting-details/march-public-meeting

Transcript (.pdf format, 399p.):

www.medpac.gov/docs/default-source/default-document-library/medpac-march-2019-meeting-transcript.pdf

April 4, 2019

CAAR – Kaiser Family Foundation Issue Brief – April 4, 2018

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How Much Does Medicare Spend on Insulin?” by Juliette Cubanski, Tricia Neuman, Sarah True, and Anthony Damico (April 2019, .pdf format, 10p.).

www.kff.org/medicare/issue-brief/how-much-does-medicare-spend-on-insulin/f

CAAR – Table of Contents – April 4, 2019

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Health Affairs (Vol. 38, No. 4, April 2019).

www.healthaffairs.org/toc/hlthaff/38/4

April 3, 2019

CAAR – Journal of the American Medical Association Article Abstract – April 3, 2019

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Association of Amyloid Positron Emission Tomography With Subsequent Change in Clinical Management Among Medicare Beneficiaries With Mild Cognitive Impairment or Dementia,” by Gil D. Rabinovici, Constantine Gatsonis, Charles Apgar, Kiran Chaudhary, Ilana Gareen, Lucy Hanna, James Hendrix, Bruce E. Hillner, Cynthia Olson, Orit H. Lesman-Segev, Justin Romanoff, Barry A. Siegel, Rachel A. Whitmer, and Maria C. Carrillo (Vol. 321, No. 13, April 2, 2019, p. 1286-1294).

jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/article-abstract/2729371

March 27, 2019

CAAR – US Government Accountability Office Reports – March 27, 2019

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A. “Medicare and Medicaid: CMS Should Assess Documentation Necessary to Identify Improper Payments,” (GAO-19-277, March 2019, .pdf format, 60p.).

www.gao.gov/products/GAO-19-277

B. “Retirement Security: Most Households Approaching Retirement Have Low Savings, an Update,” (GAO-19-442R, March 2019, .pdf format, 4p.).

www.gao.gov/products/GAO-19-442R

March 20, 2019

CAAR – Congressional Budget Office Working Paper – March 20, 2019

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Prices for and Spending on Specialty Drugs in Medicare Part D and Medicaid: An In-Depth Analysis,” by Anna Anderson-Cook, Jared Maeda, and Lyle Nelson (Working Paper 2019-02, March 2019, .pdf format, 58p.). Note: Links to the abstract and the full text of the paper available at:

www.cbo.gov/publication/55011

March 19, 2019

CAAR – National Bureau of Economic Research Working Paper – March 19, 2019

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Links to an abstract are available. For full text availability check your organization’s library. “Evaluating Consumers’ Choices of Medicare Part D Plans: A Study in Behavioral Welfare Economics,” by Michael P. Keane, Jonathan D. Ketcham, Nicolai V. Kuminoff, and Timothy Neal (w25652, March 2019, .pdf format, 62p.).

www.nber.org/papers/w25652

March 18, 2019

CAAR – Medicare Payment Advisory Commission Report – March 18, 2019

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Report To The Congress: Medicare Payment Policy,” (March 2019, .pdf format, 497p.).

www.medpac.gov/docs/default-source/reports/mar19_medpac_entirereport_sec.pdf?sfvrsn=0

March 14, 2019

CAAR – Kaiser Family Foundation Issue Brief – March 14, 2019

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Drilling Down on Dental Coverage and Costs for Medicare Beneficiaries,” by Meredith Freed, Tricia Neuman, and Gretchen Jacobson (March 2019, HTML and .pdf format, 25p.).

www.kff.org/medicare/issue-brief/drilling-down-on-dental-coverage-and-costs-for-medicare-beneficiaries/

March 7, 2019

CAAR – US House Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Health Hearing Testimony – March 7, 2019

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Promoting Competition to Lower Medicare Drug Prices,” a hearing held March 7, 2019 (witness statements available in .pdf format).

waysandmeans.house.gov/legislation/hearings/promoting-competition-lower-medicare-drug-prices

Video of the full hearing available at (running time 2 hours 19 minutes):

www.youtube.com/c/waysandmeanscommitteehearings

February 21, 2019

CAAR – Commonwealth Fund Issue Brief – February 21, 2019

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Market Concentration and Potential Competition in Medicare Advantage,” by Richard G. Frank and Thomas G. McGuire (February 2019, .pdf and HTML format, 8p.).

www.commonwealthfund.org/publications/issue-briefs/2019/feb/market-concentration-and-potential-competition-medicare

February 18, 2019

CAAR – National Bureau of Economic Research Working Papers – February 18, 2019

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

A. “How Does Supplemental Medicare Coverage Affect the Disabled Under-65 Population?: An Exploratory Analysis of the Health Effects of States’ Medigap Policies for SSDI Beneficiaries,” by Philip Armour and Claire O’Hanlon (w25564, February 2019, .pdf format, 32p.).

www.nber.org/papers/w25564

B. “Ambiguity Attitudes about Investments: Evidence from the Field,” by Kanin Anantanasuwong, Roy Kouwenberg, Olivia S. Mitchell, and Kim Peijnenberg (w25561, February 2019, .pdf format, 43p.).

www.nber.org/papers/w25561

C. “Retirement Implications of a Low Wage Growth, Low Real Interest Rate Economy,” by Jason Scott, John B. Shoven, Sita Slavov, and John G. Watson (w25556, February 2019, .pdf format, 39p.).

www.nber.org/papers/w25556

 

February 14, 2019

CAAR – Commonwealth Fund Issue Brief – February 14, 2018

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Targeting High-Need Beneficiaries in Medicare Advantage: Opportunities to Address Medical and Social Needs,” by Eva H. DuGoff, William Buckingham, Amy J. H. Kind, Sandra Chao, and Gerard Anderson (February 2019, .pdf and HTML format, 13p.).

www.commonwealthfund.org/publications/issue-briefs/2019/feb/targeting-high-need-beneficiaries-medicare-advantage

CAAR – Brookings Institution Reports – February 14, 2018

A. “Working longer policies: Framing the issues,” by Martin Neil Baily and Benjamin H. Harris (January 2019, .pdf format, 26p.).

www.brookings.edu/research/working-longer-policies-framing-the-issues/

B. “Enhancing work incentives for older workers: Social Security and Medicare proposals to reduce work disincentives,” by Robert L. Clark and John B. Shoven (January 2019, .pdf format, 20p.).

www.brookings.edu/research/enhancing-work-incentives-for-older-workers-social-security-and-medicare-proposals-to-reduce-work-disincentives/

C. “Proposals to keep older people in the labor force,” by Alicia H. Munnell and Abigail N. Walters (January 2019, .pdf format, 65p.).

www.brookings.edu/research/proposals-to-keep-older-people-in-the-labor-force/

CAAR – Urban Institute Brief – February 14, 2018

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Slow Growth in Medicare and Medicaid Spending per Enrollee Has Implications for Policy Debates,” by John Holahan and Stacey McMorrow (February 2019, .pdf format, 11p.).

www.urban.org/research/publication/slow-growth-medicare-and-medicaid-spending-enrollee-has-implications-policy-debates

February 13, 2019

CAAR – Center for Health Care Strategies Report – February 13, 2018

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Using Health Homes to Integrate Care for Dually Eligible Individuals: Washington State’s Experiences,” by Nancy Archibald, Kathy Moses, and Lauren Rava (February 2019, .pdf format, 19p.).

www.chcs.org/resource/using-health-homes-to-integrate-care-for-dually-eligible-individuals-washington-states-experiences/

February 7, 2019

CAAR – Tables of Contents – February 7, 2019

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Health Affairs (Vol. 38, No. 2, February 2019).

www.healthaffairs.org/toc/hlthaff/38/2

International Journal of Aging and Human Development (Vol. 88, No. 2, March 2019).

journals.sagepub.com/toc/ahdb/88/2

International Social Security Review (Vol. 72, No. 1, January/March 2019).

onlinelibrary.wiley.com/toc/1468246x/2019/72/1

Public Policy and Aging Report (Vol. 29, No. 1, 2019).

academic.oup.com/ppar/issue/29/1

February 1, 2019

CAAR – Kaiser Family Foundation Issue Brief – February 1, 2019

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The Out-of-Pocket Cost Burden for Specialty Drugs in Medicare Part D in 2019,” by Juliette Cubanski, Wyatt Koma, and Tricia Neuman (January 2019, .pdf and HTML format, 16p.).

www.kff.org/medicare/issue-brief/the-out-of-pocket-cost-burden-for-specialty-drugs-in-medicare-part-d-in-2019/

January 29, 2019

CAAR – Kaiser Family Foundation Issue Brief – January 29, 2019

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The Out-of-Pocket Cost Burden for Specialty Drugs in Medicare Part D in 2019,” by Juliette Cubanski, Wyatt Koma, and Tricia Neuman (January 2019, .pdf and HTML format, 14p.).

www.kff.org/medicare/issue-brief/the-out-of-pocket-cost-burden-for-specialty-drugs-in-medicare-part-d-in-2019/

January 24, 2019

CAAR – Medicare Payment Advisory Commission Hearing Transcript – January 24, 2019

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 5:19 pm

An agenda and transcript of the January 17-18, 2019 meeting is available.

www.medpac.gov/-public-meetings-/meeting-details/january-2019-public-meeting

Transcript (.pdf format, 370p.):

www.medpac.gov/docs/default-source/default-document-library/jan-2019-transcripts.pdf

CAAR – Brookings Institution Report – January 24, 2019

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , , — admin @ 5:16 pm

Enhancing work incentives for older workers: Social Security and Medicare proposals to reduce work disincentives,” by Robert L. Clark and John B. Shoven (January 2019, .pdf format, 20p.).

www.brookings.edu/research/enhancing-work-incentives-for-older-workers-social-security-and-medicare-proposals-to-reduce-work-disincentives/

January 3, 2019

CAAR – AARP Public Policy Institute Report – January 3, 2019

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Supplemental Benefits Under Medicare Advantage Part 1: An In-Depth Look at What They Are Today,” by Jane Sung and Claire Noel-Miller (December 2018, .pdf format, 15p.).

www.aarp.org/content/aarpe/en/home/ppi/info-2019/supplemental-benefits-under-medicare-advantage.html

January 2, 2019

CAAR – Commonwealth Fund Blog – January 2, 2019

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Proposed Changes to Medicare Part D Would Benefit Drug Manufacturers More Than Beneficiaries,” by Shawn Bishop (January 2019).

www.commonwealthfund.org/blog/2019/proposed-changes-medicare-part-d-would-benefit-drug-manufacturers-more-beneficiaries

December 21, 2018

CAAR – US Government Accountability Office Report – December 21, 2018

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Medicare Fee-For-Service: Information on the Second Year of Nationwide Reduced Payment Rates for Durable Medical Equipment,” (GAO-19-153R, December 2018, .pdf format, 13p.).

www.gao.gov/products/GAO-19-153R

December 17, 2018

CAAR – Medicare Payment Advisory Commission Hearing Transcript – December 17, 2018

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 5:36 pm

An agenda and transcript of the December 6-7, 2018 meeting is available.

www.medpac.gov/-public-meetings-/meeting-details/december-2018-public-meeting

View Transcript (.pdf format, 398p.):

www.medpac.gov/docs/default-source/default-document-library/december-2018-transcript.pdf?sfvrsn=0

December 13, 2018

CAAR – US Government Accountability Office Report – December 13, 2018

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Medicare: Payments for Certain Long-Term Care Hospitals that Specialize in Spinal Cord Treatment,” (GAO-19-141, December 2018, .pdf format, 49p.).

www.gao.gov/products/GAO-19-141

December 12, 2018

CAAR – Commonwealth Fund Issue Brief – December 12, 2018

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Trends in Postacute Care Spending Growth During the Medicare Spending Slowdown,” by Laura M. Keohane, Salama Freed, David G. Stevenson, Sunita Thapa, Lucas Stewart, and Melinda B. Buntin (December 2018, .pdf format, 10p.).

www.commonwealthfund.org/publications/issue-briefs/2018/dec/postacute-care-spending-growth-medicare

December 10, 2018

CAAR – National Bureau of Economic Research Working Papers – December 10, 2018

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

A. “Annuity Pricing in Public Pension Plans: Importance of Interest Rates,” by Nino Abashidze, Robert L. Clark, Beth Ritter, and David Vanderweide (w25343, December 2018, .pdf format, 37p.).

www.nber.org/papers/w25343

B. “The Effects of Medicare Advantage on Opioid Use,” by Laurence C. Baker, Kate Bundorf, and Daniel Kessler (w25327, December 2018, .pdf format, 28p.).

www.nber.org/papers/w25327

C. “The Long-run Impact of New Medical Ideas on Cancer Survival and Mortality,” by Frank R. Lichtenberg (w25328, December 2018, .pdf format, 19p.).

www.nber.org/papers/w25328

D. “Two Hundred Years of Health and Medical Care: The Importance of Medical Care for Life Expectancy Gains,” by Maryaline Catillon, David Cutler, and Thomas Getzen (w25330, December 2018, .pdf format, 56p.).

www.nber.org/papers/w25330

E. “The Effect of Economic Conditions on the Disability Insurance Program: Evidence from the Great Recession,” by Nicole Maestas, Kathleen J. Mullen, and Alexander Strand (w25338, December 2018, .pdf format, 33p.).

www.nber.org/papers/w25338

December 4, 2018

CAAR – US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General Report – December 4, 2018

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Adverse Events in Long-Term-Care Hospitals: National Incidence Among Medicare Beneficiaries,” (OEI-06-14-00530, November 2018, .pdf format, 61p.).

oig.hhs.gov/oei/reports/oei-06-14-00530.asp

November 30, 2018

CAAR – US Government Accountability Office Report – November 30, 2018

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 1:41 pm

Medicare Laboratory Tests: Implementation of New Rates May Lead to Billions in Excess Payments,” (GAO-19-67, November 2018, .pdf format, 47p.).

www.gao.gov/products/GAO-19-67

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