Regional Medicare Spending Growth Per Beneficiary: 2019 – 2020
There is substantial geographic variation in the rate of growth in Medicare spending per beneficiary due to geographic differences in the severity of the COVID epidemic and state and local policies affecting business activity. The decline in health care utilization will affect future ACO benchmarks and annual update factors. We calculated the annual change in spending per ACO assignable Medicare beneficiary in 998 cities. Per-capital spending is annualized, truncated and adjusted to remove COVID-19 spending according to MSSP program rules.
Click on a state to see the Medicare 2019-2020 per capita spending trend by city.
Notes: Please see our methodology for calculating per beneficiary spending trends.