Higher Medicare Spending on LTSS Patients
Posted on Thursday, November 16, 2017 4:08 PM
13% of Medicare beneficiaries 65+ need long-term services and supports (LTSS) because they are unable to perform two or more daily living activities or have severe cognitive impairment. A recent study, Medicare Spending on Older Adults Who Need Long-Term Services and Supports, showed that Medicare spends about 3x as much per capita on that 13% of LTSS patients.
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