•   Also performs an OLS regression

     in spending at HSA level not captured by HRR dummy variables

•   Intra-regional variation examined using CV for HSA PMPM spending.

•   Also Performs an OLS regression of HSA average spending on HRR indicator variables, weighted by beneficiary months in each HSA.

“Between” Analysis Reported Pearson correlation of:

•   Medicare beneficiary utilization across clinical condition cohorts

•   Medicare beneficiary utilization and quality, across condition cohorts and in aggregate population

Reported Pearson and Spearman correlations of:

•   HRR spending and rankings across clinical condition cohorts

•   HRR quality and rankings across clinical condition cohorts

•   Correlation of spending and quality measures

Examines correlations of:

•   HRR spending and rankings across clinical condition cohorts

•   Correlation of spending and quality measures

•   Correlation of quality across cohorts



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