Non-shoppable health care services: inpatient hospitalizations: average spending and length of stay (LOS) for non-shoppable services in Medicare Advantage (MA) and employer-sponsored insurance (ESI) populations
KEY FINDINGS. Average inpatient spending in the ESI population was higher for patients that arrived to a hospital by ambulance than those who did not, but LOS was similar. In 2014, for example, the difference in average spending for DRG 871 was $6,585.78. However, for the same DRG in that year, the difference in average LOS was 0.69 days. In the MA population, average inpatient spending and LOS were similar for patients that arrived to a hospital by ambulance and those who did not. In 2014, the difference in average spending for the most common DRG (871) was $82.68 and the difference in average LOS was 0.25 days.
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