Data for Conversations with Various Payer Sources to Align Your Organization’s Services to Reduce the Cost of Care and Readmissions
- About three-quarters of aggregate expenses for persons in the top 5% of spenders were paid for by private insurance or Medicare.
- In 2018, the top 1% of persons ranked by their healthcare expenditures accounted for about 21% of total healthcare expenditures, while the bottom 50% accounted for only about 3%.
- Persons ages 65 and older and whites were disproportionately represented in the top spending tiers.
- Inpatient hospital care accounted for 36% of spending for persons in the top 5% of the spending distribution.
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