IOM Finds Differences In Regional Health Spending Are Linked To Post-Hospital Care And Provider Prices

Kaiser Health News staff writer Jordan Rau reports: "Big health spending variations throughout the country are largely driven by differences in the use of post-acute services such as skilled nursing homes and home health care by Medicare beneficiaries, and by higher prices that some hospitals and doctors charge commercial insurers, according to an Institute of Medicine report released Wednesday" (Rau, 7/24). Read the story.

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