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MCBS stands for Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey

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Sponsored by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey (MCBS) dataset is unique in that it offers researchers access to the full spectrum of public and private sector healthcare utilization and costs, along with measures of health and functional status, access to care, and patient satisfaction for a nationally representative sample of Medicare beneficiaries [28-29].
of the University of Massachusetts, Worcester, and her colleagues examined data on more than 1,200 patients from the Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey for 2000 and 2001 and found that nearly 28% had received prescriptions for antipsychotic therapy--the highest rate reported in nearly a decade.
Using data from the Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey and the National Health Interview Study, Bhattacharya and his co-authors forecast that per capita Medicare costs will decline for the next 15 to 20 years; this is in accordance with recent projections of declining disability among the elderly However, by 2020, the trend reverses.
Results from the 1999 Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey found that nearly half of Medicare beneficiaries do not know they can select among different health plan choices within Medicare, and about one-fourth do not know that Medicare does not pay for all of their health care expenses.
One such presentation used data from the Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey to document that those relatively few Medicare-eligibles who had four or more hospitalizations during the past three years are responsible for most Medicare costs.