Tag Archives: Medicare

Medicare is driving health care spending as baby boomers age, study says – Bangor Daily News

Aging baby boomers will consume an ever-larger share of the nation’s health care spending over the coming decade, regardless of the success of Democrats running for president with ambitious plans to broaden Medicare. The number of people covered through Medicare – and spending on the federal insurance program for older and disabled Americans – is… Read More »

OIG: 46% of Medicare patients in LTC hospitals hit by adverse or harm events

Nearly half of Medicare patients in long-term care hospitals experienced adverse or temporary harm events during their stays. That’s among the findings of the HHS Office of Inspector General, which conducted a two-stage medical record review using physician reviewers to identify adverse events and temporary harm events in the sampled records. One in five Medicare… Read More »