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Why Geographic Variation in Medicare Spending Matters
Health Leaders Media

While many investigative efforts have unequivocally shown that healthcare spending variation exists across geographic regions in the U.S., the causation and effects of this variation have remained at the forefront of healthcare research. Current political efforts are focusing on understanding research endeavors that highlight the causes of geographic disparities in healthcare spending. Amendments to the healthcare bill that was passed in March will fund more analysis of geographic variation and potential policy changes that encourage hospitals to run more efficiently.