Navigation Links
New Study Details Complex Health Care Needs of Medicaid's Highest-Need, Highest-Cost Populations
Date:10/20/2009

lowing are highlighted findings resulting from the addition of pharmacy data:

  • The proportion of Medicaid beneficiaries with disabilities who are diagnosed with three or more chronic conditions increases from 35 percent to 45 percent.
  • The frequency of psychiatric illness among Medicaid beneficiaries with disabilities increases from 29 percent to 49 percent. Similarly, the prevalence of cardiovascular disease increases from 32 percent to 44 percent.
  • Costs for Medicaid-only beneficiaries with three or more chronic conditions increases from 66 percent to 75 percent of total spending for beneficiaries with disabilities.

Pharmacy data was particularly valuable in illustrating the prevalence of psychiatric illness in high-cost Medicaid beneficiaries. Examining diagnostic and pharmacy data together, psychiatric illness is represented in three of the top five most common pairs of diseases among the highest-cost 5 percent of Medicaid-only beneficiaries with disabilities. This was not apparent using diagnostic data alone.

"These patients account for much of the cost and use of services in Medicaid, and require special attention, considerable resources and an intensive approach to care management," said Raymond J. Baxter, PhD, senior vice president, Community Benefit, Research and Health Policy, Kaiser Permanente. "This report contributes significantly to the body of information about how to understand and improve the care of patients with complex, chronic conditions."

The Faces of Medicaid III: Refining the Portrait of People with Multiple Chronic Conditions is the third edition in CHCS' Faces of Medicaid series. It is available for download at www.chcs.org.

The Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS) is a nonprofit policy resource center dedicated to improving health care quality fo
'/>"/>

SOURCE Kaiser Permanente
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Penn study finds pro-death proteins required to regulate healthy immune function
2. New study shows promise in reducing surgical risks associated with surgical bleeding
3. Study, meta-analysis examine factors associated with death from heatstroke
4. Study suggests loss of 2 types of neurons -- not just 1 -- triggers Parkinsons symptoms
5. Study says COPD testing is not measuring up
6. Preclinical study suggests organ-transplant drug may aid in lupus fight
7. Ability to cope with stress can increase good cholesterol in older white men, study finds
8. High alcohol consumption increases stroke risk, Tulane study says
9. Mailman School of Public Health study examines link between racial discrimination and substance use
10. Pitt study finds inequality in tobacco advertising
11. Stanford study highlights cost-effective method of lowering heart disease risks
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/22/2015)... its top dressmaking technologies, has been a leading dress supplier ... latest designs of wedding dresses and launching a site-wide promotion ... the fresh new products are designed for 2015, and they ... All the clothes from LunaDress follow up with the latest ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Glendale, AZ (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 Padre ... a long supporter of Pro Player Health Alliance ... with Padre Murphy's in getting everyone, including NFL greats, treated ... one of the leading groups supporting the cause in the ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota ... it means to “Live Fearless.” , The “Faces ... their stories about how they or someone they know has ... living in the moment. By telling these types of stories ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Dallas, TX (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 ... the issue of experience and person-centeredness in the long-term ... moving towards action across the continuum. The paper, “The ... the Continuum,” engages perspectives and practices of the patient, ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Carinsurancesavings.biz has released a new blog post presenting the basic ... , Purchasing an accidental death and dismemberment rider for a ... rider provides benefits if the insured dies in an accident. ... of life insurance. , AD&D is not expensive and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:LunaDress Shows The Latest Styles Of Wedding Dresses In 2015 2Health News:Padre Murphy's Holds NFL Retired Players Association Party Star Studded Event With Bud Light and Pro Player Health Alliance Sponsoring 2Health News:Padre Murphy's Holds NFL Retired Players Association Party Star Studded Event With Bud Light and Pro Player Health Alliance Sponsoring 3Health News:Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota to Showcase “Faces of Fearless” 2Health News:The Power of Person-Centeredness in Long-Term Care Explored by The Beryl Institute 2Health News:The Power of Person-Centeredness in Long-Term Care Explored by The Beryl Institute 3Health News:Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance Can Be Purchased at Low Prices Online 2
... The American people,through the United States ... of four partners, will assist in building ... prevention, malaria and child,survival programs. The Behavior ... district stakeholders, the private sector and Government ...
... The incidence of,type 2 diabetes is rising, especially ... and obesity abound. In addition to weight and,inactivity, ... developing type 2,diabetes. The incidence of diabetes is ... prevalence. An estimated 32 million Asian,Indians have been ...
... KANSAS CITY, Mo., Feb. 29 Hostess(R) 100 ... New Product Launch (MMNPL) of 2007 in,a survey ... Resources, Inc. (IRI). Hostess 100 Calorie Pack Cup ... portion-,controlled, snack sized packages each containing three scrumptious ...
... of the Indian spice turmeric for psoriasis received a ... a leading dermatology journal stating that the low response ... the exotic spice was probably a result of the ... of Medicine found that despite strong scientific evidence in ...
... 29 Richard P. Miller,of Marlton, president and CEO ... of the board of the New Jersey Hospital Association,(NJHA,) ... as the appointment of new board members, was held,during ... "As we look to the future of New ...
... Health Corp. (Nasdaq:,WBMD) and HLTH Corporation (Nasdaq: HLTH ... participate at the Morgan Stanley Technology,Conference on Tuesday, March ... and the general public are invited to listen to ... The broadcast,can be accessed at http://www.wbmd.com (in ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:USAID Implements Behavior Change and Social Marketing Program in Rwanda 2Health News:Mayo Researchers Look for Explanation Behind High Incidence of Diabetes Among Asian Indians 2Health News:Mayo Researchers Look for Explanation Behind High Incidence of Diabetes Among Asian Indians 3Health News:Hostess(R) 100 Calorie Pack Cup Cakes Named A Most Memorable New Product of 2007 2Health News:Popular alternative therapy for psoriasis performs no better than placebo 2Health News:New Jersey Hospital Association Names New Chairman, Appoints Board Officers and New Members 2
(Date:1/23/2015)... , Jan. 23, 2015  Mallinckrodt plc (NYSE: ... has approved a share repurchase program. The open-ended authorization ... of Mallinckrodt plc ordinary shares. "Funding ... top priorities as we continue to pursue a range ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... CLEVELAND , Jan. 22, 2015  ViewRay™, a privately ... entered into an exclusive distributor agreement with ITOCHU Corporation ... radiation therapy system for the treatment of cancer in ... (me-rid-i-an) system, is the world,s first and only MRI-guided ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Therapeutics Inc. (OTCQX:PVTTF; CSE:PVO), ("Pivotal" or the "Company"), a specialty ... disease and overall health is pleased to provide you with ... outlook for 2015 from the CEO, Mr. Eugene Bortoluzzi ... like to take this opportunity to share with you the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Mallinckrodt plc Announces Share Repurchase Program 2Mallinckrodt plc Announces Share Repurchase Program 3Mallinckrodt plc Announces Share Repurchase Program 4ITOCHU Named the Exclusive Distributor for ViewRay's MRI-Guided Radiation Therapy System in Japan 2Pivotal Therapeutics: Year in Review and CEO Update 2Pivotal Therapeutics: Year in Review and CEO Update 3Pivotal Therapeutics: Year in Review and CEO Update 4Pivotal Therapeutics: Year in Review and CEO Update 5Pivotal Therapeutics: Year in Review and CEO Update 6Pivotal Therapeutics: Year in Review and CEO Update 7
Rubber bronchial catheter with thumb valve, one eye, coude whistle tip, with pop-up solution container, two vinyl gloves in peel-open package....
Gentle-Flo® Standard Connector., ,Indications For Usage: ,Removal of secretions from respiratory tract....
Sterile Straight Packed TOUCH-TROL Suction Catheters...
Sterile Straight Packed TOUCH-TROL Suction Catheters...
Medicine Products: