Gastroenterology

Dual-eligible Medicare, Medicaid beneficiaries subject to persistently high costs

More than half of high-cost patients who were dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid continued to have high costs over 3 years, according to research published in Annals of Internal Medicine.
“Little is known about the persistence of high-cost status among dual-eligible Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, who account for a substantial proportion of expenditures in both programs,” Jose F. Figueroa, MD, MPH, from Harvard School of Public Health and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and colleagues wrote.
Figueroa and colleagues conducted an observational study to investigate what

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