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In 2006, $32.7 billion in program payments were made to Medicare beneficiaries who were discharged from short-stay hospitals with a primary diagnosis of cardiovascular disease–an average of $10,201 per discharge.

Health Care Financing Review: Medicare & Medicaid Statistical Supplement. http://www.cms.hhs.gov/medicaremedicaidstatsupp/downloads/2007table5.5b.pdf. Published 2006

Reference

Title
Health Care Financing Review: Medicare & Medicaid Statistical Supplement
Publication Date
Published 2006
Authors
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

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