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Utilization is Rising

Editor’s note: Cost increases are a function of two elements — utilization and unit price. Here we see that utilization is rising.

Medicare HMO Utilization

  Utilization for Medicare HMO Members
Utilization Measure 2007 2008
Hospital Days/1,000 Medicare HMO Members 1,497 1,502
Average Length of Stay (days) per Medicare Hospital Admission 6.0 6.0
Physician Encounters per Medicare HMO Member 8.9 9.0
Ambulatory Visits per Medicare HMO Member 3.6 3.7

 

Data Source: ePublic Payer Digest Managed Care Digest Series 2009. 2009 sanofi-aventis U.S. LLC. http://www.managedcaredigest.com

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November 12, 2009 - Posted by | healthcare | , ,

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