Top 10 Most Expensive Chronic Diseases for Healthcare Payers

February 28

The top 10 most expensive chronic diseases for healthcare payers eat up significant healthcare dollars.

Chronic diseases are on the rise in the United States, leaving healthcare payers with the challenge of covering care for patients with these expensive, long-term conditions.

Chronic diseases are such a costly healthcare expense that experts like the AMA have asked private and public payers to fund chronic disease management programs. Other stakeholders have established chronic disease management funds that provide Medicare beneficiaries financial support to pay for the high costs of chronic care treatment.

Healthcare spending reached a total of $4.1 trillion in 2020, based upon estimates from CMS. Spending is expected to continue to grow at an average of 5.4 percent through 2025, with chronic diseases treatment comprising a significant portion of that spending.

Based on the latest data from the CDC and presented in descending order, here are the top 10 most expensive chronic diseases for healthcare payers to treat.

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