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'It's called cost shifting and it's bad for Americans'

September 15, 2017HME News Staff

A wrote a blog a few weeks back called “Head banging” about the share of Medicare spending on DME, and the concentration of Medicare spending in different areas of health care. The source was the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission's “A data book: Health care spending and the Medicare program.” A reader emailed me this week to point out another data point of interest in this whopping 214-page report (I told you I didn't read it all). Chart 6-18 features data on the “discharge...

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