Important Medicare Stats

  • Medicare spends about $60 billion per year on post-acute services, which is nearly 12 percent of all Medicare spending.

  • Readmissions to acute-care facilities within 30 days average about 17 percent across the country and spike even higher at those acute facilities lacking a well-articulated and developed post-acute strategy.

  • Today, 49 million people are over 65. By 2060, there will be 98 million over 65.