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The Rising Cost of Living Longer: Analysis of Medicare Spending by Age for Beneficiaries in Traditional Medicare

Table 1:  Number of Traditional Medicare Beneficiaries over Age 65,
Overall and for Survivors and Decedents, by Age, 2011
Overall Survivors Decedents
AGE Unweighted Weighted Unweighted Weighted Unweighted Weighted
All 66+ 1,439,676 28,793,520 1,370,351 27,407,020 69,325 1,386,500
66 96,517 1,930,340 95,109 1,902,180 1,408 28,160
67 93,560 1,871,200 92,080 1,841,600 1,480 29,600
68 93,353 1,867,060 91,694 1,833,880 1,659 33,180
69 88,334 1,766,680 86,847 1,736,940 1,487 29,740
70 77,273 1,545,460 75,733 1,514,660 1,540 30,800
71 71,692 1,433,840 70,208 1,404,160 1,484 29,680
72 67,395 1,347,900 65,707 1,314,140 1,688 33,760
73 66,584 1,331,680 64,726 1,294,520 1,858 37,160
74 61,984 1,239,680 60,292 1,205,840 1,692 33,840
75 58,943 1,178,860 57,053 1,141,060 1,890 37,800
76 56,197 1,123,940 54,233 1,084,660 1,964 39,280
77 53,008 1,060,160 51,061 1,021,220 1,947 38,940
78 49,220 984,400 47,134 942,680 2,086 41,720
79 48,423 968,460 46,152 923,040 2,271 45,420
80 46,595 931,900 44,149 882,980 2,446 48,920
81 46,054 921,080 43,404 868,080 2,650 53,000
82 42,425 848,500 39,803 796,060 2,622 52,440
83 40,799 815,980 37,914 758,280 2,885 57,700
84 39,115 782,300 36,185 723,700 2,930 58,600
85 35,526 710,520 32,525 650,500 3,001 60,020
86 32,763 655,260 29,627 592,540 3,136 62,720
87 30,218 604,360 27,145 542,900 3,073 61,460
88 26,613 532,260 23,644 472,880 2,969 59,380
89 23,587 471,740 20,676 413,520 2,911 58,220
90 20,870 417,400 18,108 362,160 2,762 55,240
91 17,094 341,880 14,538 290,760 2,556 51,120
92 13,071 261,420 10,959 219,180 2,112 42,240
93 11,084 221,680 9,159 183,180 1,925 38,500
94 8,472 169,440 6,879 137,580 1,593 31,860
95 6,512 130,240 5,196 103,920 1,316 26,320
96 4,941 98,820 3,871 77,420 1,070 21,400
97 3,688 73,760 2,809 56,180 879 17,580
98 2,651 53,020 2,026 40,520 625 12,500
99 1,903 38,060 1,386 27,720 517 10,340
100 1,198 23,960 854 17,080 344 6,880
101 819 16,380 608 12,160 211 4,220
102 557 11,140 399 7,980 158 3,160
103 393 7,860 279 5,580 114 2,280
104 245 4,900 179 3,580 66 1,320
NOTE: Analysis includes beneficiaries in traditional Medicare only (excludes beneficiaries with Medicare Advantage).
SOURCE: Kaiser Family Foundation analysis of a 5 percent sample of Medicare claims from the CMS Chronic Conditions Data Warehouse, 2011.

 

Table 2:  Amount and Distribution of Medicare Per Capita Spending Overall and By Type of Service
for Traditional Medicare Beneficiaries over Age 65, by Age, 2011
TOTAL PER CAPITA Inpatient hospital Outpatient hospital Part B providers/ services/ supplies Part B and D prescription drugs Skilled nursing facility Home health Hospice
AGE $ % $ % $ % $ % $ % $ % $ % $ %
All 66+ $9,839 100% $3,230 33% $1,239 13% $2,336 24% $1,255 13% $911 9% $538 5% $331 3%
66 5,562 100 1,848 33 868 16 1,494 27 903 16 219 4 176 3 53 1
67 6,163 100 2,025 33 972 16 1,671 27 989 16 247 4 199 3 60 1
68 6,605 100 2,163 33 1,043 16 1,794 27 1,047 16 264 4 222 3 72 1
69 6,998 100 2,292 33 1,093 16 1,919 27 1,088 16 304 4 236 3 67 1
70 7,566 100 2,450 32 1,159 15 2,054 27 1,191 16 349 5 279 4 84 1
71 8,046 100 2,623 33 1,239 15 2,177 27 1,232 15 383 5 302 4 89 1
72 8,577 100 2,841 33 1,279 15 2,296 27 1,290 15 428 5 335 4 109 1
73 8,963 100 2,951 33 1,316 15 2,415 27 1,297 14 490 5 355 4 139 2
74 9,217 100 3,019 33 1,333 14 2,467 27 1,329 14 543 6 399 4 126 1
75 9,760 100 3,259 33 1,382 14 2,543 26 1,333 14 648 7 432 4 162 2
76 9,993 100 3,321 33 1,398 14 2,596 26 1,344 13 695 7 465 5 173 2
77 10,656 100 3,536 33 1,465 14 2,673 25 1,437 13 796 7 526 5 223 2
78 10,951 100 3,734 34 1,429 13 2,711 25 1,376 13 896 8 562 5 244 2
79 11,282 100 3,850 34 1,449 13 2,763 24 1,399 12 941 8 614 5 266 2
80 11,618 100 3,962 34 1,440 12 2,763 24 1,394 12 1,073 9 664 6 322 3
81 11,883 100 3,985 34 1,420 12 2,776 23 1,420 12 1,198 10 697 6 388 3
82 12,358 100 4,208 34 1,419 11 2,825 23 1,441 12 1,297 10 766 6 402 3
83 12,978 100 4,388 34 1,469 11 2,884 22 1,467 11 1,483 11 832 6 455 4
84 13,353 100 4,521 34 1,414 11 2,860 21 1,413 11 1,730 13 885 7 530 4
85 13,466 100 4,490 33 1,372 10 2,818 21 1,396 10 1,832 14 969 7 588 4
86 13,987 100 4,575 33 1,365 10 2,838 20 1,430 10 2,043 15 1,030 7 706 5
87 14,116 100 4,657 33 1,276 9 2,815 20 1,408 10 2,078 15 1,096 8 785 6
88 14,423 100 4,585 32 1,281 9 2,773 19 1,386 10 2,320 16 1,188 8 891 6
89 14,881 100 4,799 32 1,290 9 2,752 18 1,374 9 2,451 16 1,209 8 1,005 7
90 14,745 100 4,573 31 1,242 8 2,640 18 1,344 9 2,583 18 1,233 8 1,132 8
91 15,011 100 4,633 31 1,183 8 2,599 17 1,376 9 2,667 18 1,307 9 1,246 8
92 15,361 100 4,575 30 1,117 7 2,542 17 1,375 9 2,857 19 1,329 9 1,567 10
93 15,682 100 4,778 30 1,126 7 2,505 16 1,313 8 2,900 18 1,389 9 1,671 11
94 15,602 100 4,571 29 1,111 7 2,446 16 1,353 9 2,890 19 1,384 9 1,847 12
95 15,732 100 4,432 28 1,104 7 2,329 15 1,302 8 3,088 20 1,415 9 2,063 13
96 16,145 100 4,514 28 1,062 7 2,322 14 1,337 8 3,149 20 1,462 9 2,299 14
97 15,490 100 4,346 28 976 6 2,218 14 1,279 8 2,809 18 1,387 9 2,474 16
98 15,620 100 4,129 26 995 6 2,165 14 1,270 8 3,263 21 1,321 8 2,477 16
99 14,497 100 3,697 26 864 6 1,881 13 1,312 9 2,506 17 1,291 9 2,947 20
100 15,411 100 4,122 27 808 5 2,007 13 1,168 8 2,953 19 1,304 8 3,049 20
101 14,034 100 3,358 24 814 6 1,667 12 994 7 2,363 17 1,381 10 3,458 25
102 13,427 100 3,181 24 758 6 1,559 12 1,009 8 2,298 17 1,081 8 3,541 26
103 11,919 100 2,741 23 732 6 1,421 12 914 8 1,744 15 1,005 8 3,362 28
104 11,337 100 2,861 25 526 5 1,171 10 630 6 1,982 17 610 5 3,558 31
NOTE: Analysis includes beneficiaries in traditional Medicare only (excludes beneficiaries with Medicare Advantage).
SOURCE: Kaiser Family Foundation analysis of a 5 percent sample of Medicare claims from the CMS Chronic Conditions Data Warehouse, 2011.

 

Table 3:  Amount and Distribution of Medicare Per Capita Spending Overall and By Type of Service
for Decedents in Traditional Medicare over Age 65, by Age, 2011
TOTAL PER CAPITA Inpatient hospital Outpatient hospital Part B providers/ services/ supplies Part B and D prescription drugs Skilled nursing facility Home health Hospice
AGE $ % $ % $ % $ % $ % $ % $ % $ %
All 66+ $33,486 100% $16,998 51% $1,998 6% $4,485 13% $1,582 5% $3,944 12% $1,245 4% $3,235 10%
66 38,529 100 22,209 58 3,134 8 5,686 15 2,356 6 2,051 5 1,086 3 2,007 5
67 42,136 100 24,748 59 3,435 8 6,137 15 2,500 6 2,223 5 920 2 2,172 5
68 41,462 100 23,920 58 3,308 8 5,981 14 2,648 6 2,328 6 987 2 2,290 6
69 42,564 100 24,651 58 3,822 9 6,028 14 2,285 5 2,547 6 1,057 2 2,173 5
70 42,933 100 24,508 57 3,426 8 6,173 14 2,728 6 2,711 6 1,135 3 2,252 5
71 41,226 100 23,471 57 3,118 8 6,132 15 2,763 7 2,576 6 1,030 2 2,135 5
72 40,382 100 23,336 58 2,922 7 5,918 15 2,380 6 2,604 6 1,013 3 2,208 5
73 40,506 100 22,793 56 3,056 8 5,926 15 2,185 5 2,994 7 1,144 3 2,408 6
74 42,077 100 22,898 54 3,017 7 6,207 15 2,307 5 3,650 9 1,250 3 2,748 7
75 40,372 100 22,410 56 2,916 7 5,627 14 2,031 5 3,439 9 1,232 3 2,717 7
76 39,242 100 21,375 54 2,640 7 5,687 14 2,220 6 3,364 9 1,101 3 2,855 7
77 41,141 100 22,296 54 2,713 7 5,833 14 2,292 6 3,756 9 1,404 3 2,847 7
78 39,344 100 21,153 54 2,558 7 5,532 14 1,907 5 4,105 10 1,214 3 2,877 7
79 36,959 100 19,919 54 2,382 6 5,070 14 1,867 5 3,642 10 1,309 4 2,771 7
80 35,794 100 19,075 53 2,126 6 4,930 14 1,612 5 3,773 11 1,317 4 2,960 8
81 35,092 100 18,059 51 2,025 6 4,829 14 1,629 5 4,002 11 1,406 4 3,142 9
82 35,025 100 18,444 53 1,965 6 4,696 13 1,353 4 4,230 12 1,216 3 3,120 9
83 35,256 100 18,326 52 2,002 6 4,660 13 1,445 4 4,550 13 1,280 4 2,992 8
84 34,051 100 17,016 50 1,861 5 4,513 13 1,390 4 4,772 14 1,367 4 3,131 9
85 32,431 100 15,958 49 1,626 5 4,201 13 1,243 4 4,668 14 1,373 4 3,361 10
86 30,994 100 14,826 48 1,419 5 4,032 13 1,124 4 4,678 15 1,341 4 3,575 12
87 31,306 100 14,753 47 1,487 5 4,034 13 1,280 4 4,809 15 1,342 4 3,602 12
88 29,486 100 13,680 46 1,312 4 3,718 13 1,160 4 4,749 16 1,343 5 3,524 12
89 29,148 100 13,415 46 1,363 5 3,560 12 1,047 4 4,816 17 1,295 4 3,651 13
90 26,687 100 11,446 43 1,330 5 3,314 12 1,066 4 4,314 16 1,396 5 3,821 14
91 26,382 100 11,083 42 1,148 4 3,213 12 1,120 4 4,589 17 1,301 5 3,928 15
92 26,240 100 10,871 41 1,071 4 2,970 11 1,029 4 4,890 19 1,295 5 4,114 16
93 25,716 100 10,900 42 1,087 4 2,988 12 885 3 4,468 17 1,255 5 4,135 16
94 23,508 100 9,386 40 1,050 4 2,679 11 950 4 4,043 17 1,255 5 4,144 18
95 21,993 100 8,085 37 883 4 2,424 11 926 4 4,004 18 1,162 5 4,510 21
96 22,897 100 8,878 39 846 4 2,580 11 970 4 3,974 17 1,226 5 4,424 19
97 21,716 100 8,139 37 845 4 2,429 11 908 4 3,745 17 1,249 6 4,400 20
98 22,033 100 7,969 36 789 4 2,442 11 1,092 5 4,099 19 1,179 5 4,464 20
99 17,518 100 6,056 35 712 4 1,812 10 818 5 2,945 17 682 4 4,494 26
100 20,318 100 7,080 35 623 3 2,144 11 707 3 4,269 21 931 5 4,563 22
101 17,454 100 5,775 33 816 5 1,928 11 667 4 2,277 13 1,133 6 4,856 28
102 19,238 100 6,205 32 779 4 1,783 9 800 4 2,464 13 1,012 5 6,195 32
103 15,099 100 4,913 33 577 4 1,578 10 864 6 2,148 14 931 6 4,088 27
104 19,372 100 6,512 34 477 2 1,871 10 629 3 3,348 17 800 4 5,735 30
NOTE: Analysis includes beneficiaries in traditional Medicare only (excludes beneficiaries with Medicare Advantage).
SOURCE: Kaiser Family Foundation analysis of a 5 percent sample of Medicare claims from the CMS Chronic Conditions Data Warehouse, 2011.
Methodology

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