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Chart: Medicare vs. private insurance: Which is more tight-fisted?

MANAGED CARE January 1996. © MediMedia USA

Chart: Medicare vs. private insurance: Which is more tight-fisted?

In the debate on trimming Medicare spending growth, private insurance has been held up as a model the federal program should emulate to tighten its belt. But a recent report shows that for several years, at least as far as payments to physicians went, Medicare kept the lid on better than the private sector.

Annual per capita growth rates, 1988–1993, in cost of physician services

SOURCE: URBAN INSTITUTE AND HENRY J. KAISER FAMILY FOUNDATION, MENLO PARK, CALIF., USING DATA FROM THE HEALTH CARE FINANCING ADMINISTRATION, WASHINGTON, D.C.

Meetings

Private Health Insurance Exchanges Conference Washington, D.C. October 7–8, 2014
National Healthcare Facility Management Summit Palm Beach, FL October 16–17, 2014
National Healthcare CFO Summit Las Vegas, NV October 19–21, 2014
National Healthcare CXO Summit Las Vegas, NV October 19–21, 2014
Innovative Member Engagement Operations For Health Plans Las Vegas, NV October 20–21, 2014
4th Partnering With ACOs Summit Los Angeles, CA October 27–28, 2014
2014 Annual HEDIS® and Star Ratings Symposium Nashville, TN November 3–4, 2014
PCMH & Shared Savings ACO Leadership Summit Nashville, TN November 3–4, 2014
World Orphan Drug Congress Europe 2014 Brussels, Belgium November 12–14, 2014
Medicare Risk Adjustment, Revenue Management, & Star Ratings Fort Lauderdale, FL November 12–14, 2014
Healthcare Chief Medical Officer Forum Alexandria, VA November 13–14, 2014
Home Care Leadership Summit Atlanta, GA November 17–18, 2014