Medicare Spending Variations Mostly Due To Health Differences, Study Concludes – Kaiser Health News

The idea that uneven Medicare health care spending around the country is due to wasteful practices and overtreatment—a concept that influenced the federal health law — takes another hit in a study published Tuesday. The paper concludes that health differences around the country explain between 75 percent and 85 percent of the cost variations.

via Medicare Spending Variations Mostly Due To Health Differences, Study Concludes – Kaiser Health News.

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