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In 2004, average Medicaid payments per person for Medicare beneficiaries age 65 and older with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias were more than 9 times as high as the average Medicaid payments for other Medicare beneficiaries in the same age group–$6,605 compared to $718.

Alzheimer's Association. 2009 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures. Alzheimers Dement. 2009; 5(3): 234-70. http://www.alzheimersanddementia.com/article/S1552-5260(09)00074-0/fulltext

Reference

Title
2009 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures
Publication
Alzheimers Dement
Publication Date
2009
Authors
Alzheimer's Association
Volume & Issue
Volume 5, Issue 3
Pages
234-70
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

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