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Picture of Housing and Health: Medicare and Medicaid Use Among Older Adults in HUD-Assisted Housing

Publication Date
Feb 28, 2014

This paper describes the results of a pilot test to link HUD administrative data to CMS claims data.
The project was successful in matching files for 12 geographic areas using 2008 claims. The results
show that older adults receiving HUD assistance have higher Medicare and Medicaid utilization than
individuals in the community not receiving HUD assistance. When comparing Medicare and Medicaid
enrollees (MMEs) (i.e., dual eligibles), MMEs receiving HUD assistance also used more health care
services than MMEs not receiving HUD assistance. [179 PDF page]