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CMS releases new article on dual eligible beneficiaries

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a new article titled “Effect of Long-term Care Use on Medicare and Medicaid Expenditures for Dual Eligible and Non-dual Eligible Elderly Beneficiaries”.

The article finds that among dual eligibles and non-dual eligibles, the average number of diseases and case-mix scores are higher for long-term care (LTC) users. Adjusting for case-mix virtually eliminates the difference for medical costs, but not for LTC expenditures. Adjusting for LTC status reduces the difference in LTC costs, but increases the difference in medical costs.

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