Top 10 States With Highest Inpatient Medicare Payments

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The following states saw the highest inpatient fee-for-service claims for federal fiscal year 2010, or Oct. 1, 2009 through Sept. 30, 2010. The first number after the state name reflects the total Medicare payment, which is then broken down into urban and rural payments.

All data is from "Rural Relevance Under Healthcare Reform" from iVantage Health Analytics.

1. California — $10,881,804,008
• Urban payments: $10,389,254,737 — 95.47 percent
• Rural payments: $492,547,271 — 4.53 percent

2. Texas — $10,342,906,050
• Urban payments: $8,182,815,274 — 79.12 percent
• Rural payments: $2,160,090,776 — 20.88 percent

3. Florida — $9,005,608,252
• Urban payments: $8,194,638,306 — 90.99 percent
• Rural payments: $810,969,946 — 9.01 percent

4. New York — $8,916,046,504
• Urban payments: $8,124,460,887 — 91.12 percent
• Rural payments: $791,585,617 — 8.88 percent

5. Illinois — $6,657,968,208
• Urban payments: $5,526,932,381 — 83.01 percent
• Rural payments: $1,131,035,827 — 16.99 percent

6. Michigan — $5,840,406,296
• Urban payments: $4,647,836,315 — 79.58 percent
• Rural payments: $1,192,569,982 — 20.42 percent

7. Pennsylvania — $5,678,149,300
• Urban payments: $4,604,560,921 — 81.09 percent
• Rural payments: $1,073,588,379 — 18.91 percent

8. Ohio — $5,315,990,485
• Urban payments: $4,148,855,862 — 78.04 percent
• Rural payments: $1,167,134,624 — 21.96 percent

9. New Jersey — $4,598,078,243
• Urban payments: $4,598,078,243 — 100 percent
• Rural payments: 0

10. North Carolina — $4,509,362,330
• Urban payments: $2,635,706,231 — 58.45 percent
• Rural payments: $1,873,656,099 — 41.55 percent


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House Bill Would Boost Payments to Rural Hospitals

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