Topic: Medicare

Proceed Carefully if We Want Medicare to Continue

Aug. 5, 2015

Medicare is part of a rapidly changing health care reality that will need to adapt to new challenges. The potential response will require informed and realistic public debate.

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Upcoding Inflates Medicare Costs in Excess of $2 Billion

June 18, 2015
Michael Geruso

Medicare, which is already the costliest public health insurance program in the world, is costing taxpayers an excess of $2 billion annually because of a practice called “upcoding” in private Medicare Advantage plans, according to research by an economist at UT Austin.

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Affordable Care Act Expert Guide

Sept. 27, 2013

Nursing, Aging, and Insurance

Tracie Harrison
Associate Professor, School of Nursing
APSA Health and Aging Policy Fellow, 2011-2012

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Swimming through Complicated Waters, Medicare Part D Participants Learn to Reduce Spending Over Time, Economist Finds

Nov. 1, 2011

Despite substantial controversy among academics and policymakers about individuals' ability to choose complicated drug insurance products, economics research from The University of Texas at Austin has provided evidence that Medicare Part D participants quickly adapt and learn to reduce rates of overspending within the system.

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LBJ professor discusses Medicare's expansion into Mexico in Time

Oct. 26, 2009
LBJ professor discusses Medicare's expansion into Mexico in Time

The words "Medicare savings" are a red flag to some and a carrot to others. But far away from the debates in Washington, a group of expatriate baby boomers point to one place they believe real Medicare savings could be realized: Mexico.

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