According to the analysis, average medicare payment were higher in New Jersey, Nevada, Florida, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Texas. In contrast, the payments were lower in Alaska, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Wyoming, North Dakota, and South Dakota.
The value of care (measured by better mortality and complications) was better in Delaware, Massachusetts, DC, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Jersey, and California, but lower in Arkansas, Nevada, Alabama, Tennessee, And Mississippi.
The value of care per payment was better in Alaska, Montana, New Mexico, South Dakota, Oregon, North Dakota, and Minnesota. However, the value of care per payment was lower in Nevada, New Jersey, Florida, Texas, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania.
Graph-1 Medicare Average Payment for Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Hip/Knee Replacement, and Pneumonia (2013-2016)