Declining Hospital Costs for Seniors with Traditional Medicare


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Patients Age 80 and Older

2009 Total Inpatient Costs = $29 Billion - 14% Decline - 2017 Total Inpatient Costs = $25 Billion

Source: AHRQ, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project Statistical Brief #262: Medicare Advantage Versus the Traditional Medicare Program: Costs of Inpatient Stays, 2009-2017. https://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb262-Medicare-Advantage-Costs-2009-2017.pdf

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Internet Citation: Declining Hospital Costs for Seniors with Traditional Medicare Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP). February 2021. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/infographics/declining.jsp.
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