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    Jim Lubitz

    Jim Lubitz, MPH

    Until retiring in 2008, James Lubitz was Distinguished Consultant and Acting Chief of the Aging and Chronic Disease Statistics Branch at the National Center for Health Statistics. He worked for many years at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, where he was Director, Division of Health Systems Research, and led research on risk adjustment for capitation, cancer care costs and outcomes and end of life costs.  He was a member of  the health reform task forces of the Bush (elder) and Clinton administrations and a consultant on health reform to the governments of Argentina and Chile.  His current research is on the effects of obesity on health spending and on trends in Medicare costs in the last years of life.

    Presentation

    Trends in Medicare Payments for Beneficiaries in the Last Year of Life, 1978-2006

    Presentation Date

    Princeton Conference XVII: May 19, 2010

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