Research Addressing the HHS Strategic Framework on Multiple Chronic Conditions. Purpose


This project builds on previous work by ASPE describing the “long tail” of the MCC distribution: approximately one-third of all Medicare patients belong to a complex set of about two million unique disease combinations, which account for 79% of health care costs. The long-tail distribution poses a unique challenge for research because of the small number of cases within each unique combination of MCC (Exhibit 1). ASPE funded the development of the two white papers discussed below to address the research challenges of studying both low-prevalence MCC populations, and disparities populations with MCC.

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