If dually eligible beneficiaries are more likely to enroll in MA plans in high payment/high benefit counties, States will be differentially affected by the current payment formulas because the States with high AAPCC
payments will have their dually eligible population voluntarily leave the Medicaid Program.
4] Their results suggest that the AAPCC
rate, federal qualification by an HMO, and prior experience with Medicare beneficiaries positively affect an HMO's probability of participation.
Even allowing that the AAPCC
data are correct (and we do not), 2 deaths in a year associated with vitamins, nationwide, is a very small number.
The average Medicare FFS sector per capita cost was obtained from the AAPCC
Masterfile for all US counties between 1988 and 1993 (source: Office of Actuary, HCFA).
In urban settings, the Direct Medical Education (DME) may also be combined with changes in the AAPCC
, an important consideration for academic medical centers in high AAPCC
After serving for two years as president-elect of AAPCC
, Richard Dart, MD, PhD, the director of the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center in Denver, Colo.
Our nation's 55 poison centers play a crucial role in keeping Americans safe by providing poison prevention and free, expert information and advice," said AAPCC
Executive Director Stephen Kaminski, JD.
In 19 of those 27 years, AAPCC
reports that there was not 1 single death due to vitamins.
is designed to reflect the relative costs of care across the country and over time.
actuarial rate cells were defined by: age, sex, Medicaid enrollment (indicating poverty), institutional status (for nursing home residents), and working aged status (for beneficiaries with employer-based insurance where Medicare is a secondary payer).
Reinertsen: My only take on this is that after reading today's New York Times, I'm going to move to a state with a really, really high AAPCC
[Adjusted Average Per Capita Cost] and wait until the federal government will pay me not to train excess numbers of residents.
This amount compares to the AAPCC
of $678 in the Daytona market and $771 in South Florida's Palm Beach County.