Issue Brief: Low Consumption and Higher Medicare Cost: Consumption Clusters in a Medicare Fee-for-Service Population

Issue Brief 2: Low Consumption and Higher Medicare Cost: Consumption Clusters in a Medicare Fee-for-Service Population by Gary Puckrein, PhD; Sean D. Cleary, PhD, MPH; and Mira Shapiro, MS

Analysis suggests that beneficiaries with chronic diseases who are low consumers of benefits tend to cost Medicare significantly more in the near term.