Health care spending and service use among high-cost Medicaid beneficiaries, 2002-2004.


Using program administrative data, this paper examines spending and service use patterns for the national Medicaid population between 2002 and 2004, with a focus on high-cost beneficiaries. We observed a high degree of spending persistence. 57.9% of those who were among the top 10% of Medicaid spenders in 2002 remained in the top 10% of spenders in the two… (More)


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