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Replication data for: Health Care Spending and Utilization in Public and Private Medicare

Version
V0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Curto, Vilsa
  • Einav, Liran
  • Finkelstein, Amy
  • Levin, Jonathan
  • Bhattacharya, Jay
Publication Date
2019-04-01
Description
  • Abstract

    We compare health care spending in public and private Medicare using newly available claims data from Medicare Advantage (MA) insurers. MA insurer revenues are 30 percent higher than their health care spending. Adjusting for enrollee mix, health care spending per enrollee in MA is 9 to 30 percent lower than in Traditional Medicare (TM), depending on the way we define "comparable" enrollees. Spending differences primarily reflect differences in health care utilization, with similar reductions for "high-value" and "low-value" care, rather than health care prices. We present evidence consistent with MA plans encouraging substitution to less expensive care and engaging in utilization management.
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Relations
  • Is supplement to
    DOI: 10.1257/app.20170295 (Text)
Publications
  • Curto, Vilsa, Liran Einav, Amy Finkelstein, Jonathan Levin, and Jay Bhattacharya. “Health Care Spending and Utilization in Public and Private Medicare.” American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 11, no. 2 (April 2019): 302–32. https://doi.org/10.1257/app.20170295.
    • ID: 10.1257/app.20170295 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2020-05-18 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2019-10-12

Curto, Vilsa; Einav, Liran; Finkelstein, Amy; Levin, Jonathan; Bhattacharya, Jay (2019): Replication data for: Health Care Spending and Utilization in Public and Private Medicare. Version: V0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E113726