The number of Medicare beneficiaries hospitalized with sepsis increased 40% between 2012 and 2018, according to a study by Department of Health and Human Services researchers. The study analyzed claims for traditional Medicare beneficiaries and Medicare Advantage plans to explore the burden of sepsis in highly impacted populations, including older Americans, those with end-stage renal disease, and those who depend on both Medicare and Medicaid. 

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