Multiple Chronic Conditions Blog

Costliest U.S. Patient Population

Monday, 30 April 2018 06:11 / by Dr Kim Kuebler

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), in 2017 reported:

  • 81% of hospital admissions;
  • 91% of prescriptions filled;
  • 76% of health-provider visits;
  • 75% of home healthcare visits

Are Medicare patients with chronic conditions. Of these Beneficiaries 85% have at least one chronic condition and, 23% have five or more conditions – accounting for two-thirds of all Medicare Spending.

The Centers for Di sease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2017 identified 2,626,418deaths in the U.S.

  • Adults die from a cardiac related death, such as myocardial infarction every 4 seconds;
  • Cardiovascular disease accounted for $317 billion in costs;
  • Smoking related deaths costs the U.S. $300 billion per year

Ensuring best practices through the implementation of evidence, promotes prevention and reduces the progression of multiple chronic conditions. Access current and relevant updates on policy and practice to manage the costliest U.S. patient population.

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Dr Kim Kuebler

Dr Kim Kuebler

Dr. Kim Kuebler DNP, APRN, ANP-BC, FAAN, Founder and Director Multiple Chronic Conditions Resource Center, CEO Advanced Disease Concepts, LLC., Award winning author of 8 textbooks on chronic conditions and palliative care. Multiple appointments to Federal and state initiatives on pain, chronic conditions and palliative care. Clinician, educator, researcher and patient advocate.