Three percent of Pennsylvania hospital patients had five or more admissions in fiscal year 2014, but the group accounted for 14% of Medicare fee-for-service payments for inpatient stays, the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council found.
The council said the same “super-utilizer” demographic drew 17% of similar Medicaid payments, pushing the group’s combined bill to more than $760 million for the federal medical assistance programs.
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