Regional Variations in Medicare Costs Being Studied

(By – By Martin Matishak and Eric Pianin)

It’s not a new issue, and a recent study by the Kaiser Family Foundation highlights the very real discrepancies in the cost of Medicare treatment across the country. With a nearly 100% differential calculated in comparing the 20 highest spending counties to the 20 lowest spending counties, the study results provide a bit of a framework for officials to focus on determining the origin of the variances. By Martin Matishak and Eric Pianin analyze the issue in a post on www.thefiscaltimes.com. Read the article here…

 

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