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Date Recorded
Tuesday, August 13, 2013

This presentation reviews the importance of understanding the factors contributing to geographic variation in Medicare spending.

Specifically, objectives include:

  • Reviewing how Medicare adjusts reimbursement levels by geographic region, teaching affiliations, etc.
  • Understanding the importance of readjusting cost estimates so that high costs represent differences in intensity of services rather than differences in Medicare reimbursement levels and/or health status

Conducting Economic Research - Geographic Variation in Medicare Spending