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Table 3 Total and Average per Beneficiary Medicare Payments in 2005 by Claim Type for Selected Conditions

From: Prevalence of multiple chronic conditions in the United States' Medicare population

  Total Medicare Payments
(round to millions)
Average Payment
per Beneficiary
Total 1 $12,989 $7,874
Claim Type   
Inpatient $5,513 $3,342
SNF $911 $552
Hospice $321 $194
HH $615 $373
OP $1,605 $973
Physician/supplier $3,588 $2,175
Durable medical equipment $437 $265
Type of Condition 2   
Cancer $1,668 $16,057
CKD $3,980 $26,671
COPD $3,844 $21,409
Depression $3,210 $16,869
Diabetes $5,236 $13,082
HF $6,015 $20,545
# Conditions   
None $2,359 $2,820
One $3,431 $7,172
Two $3,126 $14,931
Three or More $4,073 $32,498
  1. 1Represents total Medicare payment for all claims regardless of the diagnosis on the claim. Includes beneficiaries in study cohort with at least 11 months of Part A and B coverage and no more than one month of managed care coverage.
  2. 2Beneficiaries may be counted in more than one chronic condition category.