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The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Medicare Beneficiary Utilization and Provider Payments: Fee-For-Service (FFS) Data for 2020

June 28, 2021
Medicare FFS beneficiary service use and associated payments to providers dropped substantially from mid-March through mid-April, but had returned to near-2019 levels by the fall of 2020. The rebound in the fall was not sufficient to offset the earlier declines in the spring, and cumulative payment levels across all states were lower in 2020 compared to 2019.
ASPE Issue Brief

The Impact of COVID-19 on Medicare Beneficiaries with Dementia Issue Brief

April 7, 2021
The Impact of COVID-19 on Medicare Beneficiaries with Dementia ASPE ISSUE BRIEF Helen Lamont, Ph.D., Judy Dey, Ph.D., and Iara Oliveira Office of Behavioral Health, Disability, and Aging Policy

Risk of COVID-19 Infections, Hospitalization, and Death in Fee-For-Service Medicare

March 18, 2021
Experience during the first six months of the pandemic shows that the risks of Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) beneficiaries contracting COVID-19 and subsequent hospitalization and mortality vary significantly by demographic characteristics, health status, and nursing home residence. There are several factors that indicate significantly elevated risk.

Medicare Part D: Competition and Generic Drug Prices, 2007-2018

January 26, 2021
The United States relies on the interactions of private entities – drug manufacturers, health plans and pharmaceutical benefit managers (PBMs) - to achieve value by negotiating prices, operating formularies and implementing other benefit management strategies. The U.S. does not establish or negotiate prices for prescription drugs, as do some other countries. A critical part of the U.S.

Medicare: Opportunities for Market-Based Policies

January 14, 2021
Market-based payment policies such as competitive bidding, reference pricing, centers of excellence and tiered provider networks have been implemented both in Medicare and across the private sector, as described in this report required by Executive Order 13890.

Medicare FFS Part B and International Drug Prices: A Comparison of the Top 50 Drugs

November 19, 2020
The September 13, 2020 Executive Order on Lowering Drug Prices by Putting America First declared, “It is the policy of the United States that the Medicare program should not pay more for costly Part B or Part D prescription drugs or biological products than the most-favored-nation price.” The Most Favored Nation (MFN) Model issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on No

Changes in Home Health Care Use in Medicare Advantage Compared to Traditional Medicare, 2011-2016

October 18, 2020
CHANGES IN HOME HEALTH CARE USE IN MEDICARE ADVANTAGE COMPARED TO TRADITIONAL MEDICARE, 2011-2016 Stephen Zuckerman, Laura Skopec, Joshua Aarons, Robert A. Berenson, Judith Feder, and Douglas Wissoker Urban Institute Peter J. Huckfeldt

ADVANCE CARE PLANNING AMONG MEDICARE FEE-FOR-SERVICE BENEFICIARIES AND PRACTITIONERS: FINAL REPORT

September 30, 2020
ADVANCE CARE PLANNING AMONG MEDICARE FEE-FOR-SERVICE BENEFICIARIES AND PRACTITIONERS: FINAL REPORT Fang He, PhD, Angela Gasdaska, BS, Hannah Friedman, BA, Brendan Wedehas, BS, Alexis Kirk, PhD, Ila Broyles, PhD, and SaritaL.
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Advance Care Planning Among Medicare Fee-For-Service Beneficiaries and Practitioners: Research Brief

September 30, 2020
Advance Care Planning Among Medicare Fee-For-Service Beneficiaries and Practitioners: Research Brief Fang He, PhD; Angela Gasdaska, BS; Hannah Friedman, BA; Brendan Wedehase, BS; Alexis Kirk, PhD; Ila Broyles, PhD; Sarita L.
ASPE Issue Brief

The Impact of COVID-19 on Medicare Health Services and Payments

September 28, 2020
Beginning in mid-March 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has had an unprecedented impact on health care utilization. The impact on patients, their families and the health care system was significant.