Analysis of Medicare Spending by Age for Beneficiaries in Traditional Medicare
From the Remington Report Magazine issue: The Game Changer: Transformation From Volume To Value
The astoundingly large projected size of the U.S. aging population (65 years and older) between the years 2010 and 2050, and much older populations’ disproportionate use of Medicare funds are introduced at the outset of this article. In multiple tables and text, extensive details are provided on Medicare per capita spending by age among Medicare beneficiaries over age 65 in 2011. In a subsequent review in this article, patterns of traditional Medicare per capita spending for selected Medicare covered services in 2011 are identified; and spending trends, 2000-2011, are identified and discussed. How old the beneficiaries typically are and types of services they usually purchased are identified on pages 34-35. A summary of noted implications about the two focuses of this article on age and healthcare spending patterns is provided on page 35.