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Disabled Medicare beneficiaries by dual eligible status: California, 1996-2001.

O'Leary JE, Sloss EM, Melnick G - Health Care Financ Rev (2007)

Bottom Line: More disabled dually eligible beneficiaries are younger, non-White, and in fee-for-service (FFS) than non-dually eligible beneficiaries.Disabled dually eligible beneficiaries experienced consistently higher hospitalization rates and average length of stay (LOS) than nondually eligible beneficiaries from 1996 to 2001.Inpatient days remain higher among dually eligible beneficiaries when stratified by the system of care, age, sex, or race.

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Affiliation: School of Policy, Planning, and Development, University of Southern California, USA. oleary@rand.org

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This highlight describes the characteristics and inpatient utilization of under age 65 disabled California Medicare beneficiaries by dual eligible status (i.e., Medicaid State buy-in coverage or not). More disabled dually eligible beneficiaries are younger, non-White, and in fee-for-service (FFS) than non-dually eligible beneficiaries. Disabled dually eligible beneficiaries experienced consistently higher hospitalization rates and average length of stay (LOS) than nondually eligible beneficiaries from 1996 to 2001. Inpatient days remain higher among dually eligible beneficiaries when stratified by the system of care, age, sex, or race. In addition, the hospitalization rate of disabled dually eligible beneficiaries was higher for most diagnoses, but how much higher varied by condition.

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Age Distribution of Disabled Medicare Beneficiaries, by Eligibility Status: California, 2001
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f1-hcfr-28-4-057: Age Distribution of Disabled Medicare Beneficiaries, by Eligibility Status: California, 2001

Mentions: The final sample of disabled beneficiaries yielded 224,977 dually eligible beneficiaries and 167,762 non-dually eligible beneficiaries in 2001. Figure 1 shows dually eligible beneficiaries are younger (42.3 percent age 18 to 44) than non-dually eligible beneficiaries (47.9 percent age 55 to 63). Figure 2 presents the breakdown by race, with a smaller proportion of dually eligible beneficiaries categorized as White than of non-dually eligible beneficiaries (65.8 versus 76.1 percent). Figure 3 shows the percent of both groups by HMO and FFS enrollment. Only 8.0 percent of dually eligible beneficiaries were enrolled in an HMO in contrast to about one-third (34.4 percent) of non-dually eligible beneficiaries.


Disabled Medicare beneficiaries by dual eligible status: California, 1996-2001.

O'Leary JE, Sloss EM, Melnick G - Health Care Financ Rev (2007)

Age Distribution of Disabled Medicare Beneficiaries, by Eligibility Status: California, 2001
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f1-hcfr-28-4-057: Age Distribution of Disabled Medicare Beneficiaries, by Eligibility Status: California, 2001
Mentions: The final sample of disabled beneficiaries yielded 224,977 dually eligible beneficiaries and 167,762 non-dually eligible beneficiaries in 2001. Figure 1 shows dually eligible beneficiaries are younger (42.3 percent age 18 to 44) than non-dually eligible beneficiaries (47.9 percent age 55 to 63). Figure 2 presents the breakdown by race, with a smaller proportion of dually eligible beneficiaries categorized as White than of non-dually eligible beneficiaries (65.8 versus 76.1 percent). Figure 3 shows the percent of both groups by HMO and FFS enrollment. Only 8.0 percent of dually eligible beneficiaries were enrolled in an HMO in contrast to about one-third (34.4 percent) of non-dually eligible beneficiaries.

Bottom Line: More disabled dually eligible beneficiaries are younger, non-White, and in fee-for-service (FFS) than non-dually eligible beneficiaries.Disabled dually eligible beneficiaries experienced consistently higher hospitalization rates and average length of stay (LOS) than nondually eligible beneficiaries from 1996 to 2001.Inpatient days remain higher among dually eligible beneficiaries when stratified by the system of care, age, sex, or race.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: School of Policy, Planning, and Development, University of Southern California, USA. oleary@rand.org

ABSTRACT
This highlight describes the characteristics and inpatient utilization of under age 65 disabled California Medicare beneficiaries by dual eligible status (i.e., Medicaid State buy-in coverage or not). More disabled dually eligible beneficiaries are younger, non-White, and in fee-for-service (FFS) than non-dually eligible beneficiaries. Disabled dually eligible beneficiaries experienced consistently higher hospitalization rates and average length of stay (LOS) than nondually eligible beneficiaries from 1996 to 2001. Inpatient days remain higher among dually eligible beneficiaries when stratified by the system of care, age, sex, or race. In addition, the hospitalization rate of disabled dually eligible beneficiaries was higher for most diagnoses, but how much higher varied by condition.

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Related in: MedlinePlus