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National Health Spending Growth Remains Low for 4th Straight Year

Slower growth in prescription drug, nursing home, private health insurance, and Medicare expenditures contributed to low overall healthcare costs for the fourth consecutive year, according to the CMS’s office of the Actuary. The report also found that the Affordable Care … finish reading National Health Spending Growth Remains Low for 4th Straight Year

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Leading Healthcare Executives Optimistic About Healthcare Reform

Nearly two-thirds of the nation’s leading healthcare executives believe the healthcare system will be somewhat or significantly better by 2020 than it is today as a result of national healthcare reform, according to a study published in the Health Affairs … finish reading Leading Healthcare Executives Optimistic About Healthcare Reform

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Recent Slowdown in Health Spending Growth Mostly Tied to the Economy: Study

The nation’s record slow growth of health spending in recent years is mostly tied to the economy, according to a new Kaiser Family Foundation analysis. Based on statistical modeling and analysis by health cost experts at the Foundation and Altarum … finish reading Recent Slowdown in Health Spending Growth Mostly Tied to the Economy: Study

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Healthcare Benefits Second Most Difficult Decision for Consumers: Survey

Choosing healthcare benefits is the second most difficult major life decision for American consumers behind saving for retirement, according to a new survey from Aetna. Survey participants reported that choosing healthcare benefits was also more difficult than purchasing a car, … finish reading Healthcare Benefits Second Most Difficult Decision for Consumers: Survey

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Patient-Centered Medical Homes Decreasing Healthcare Spending, Increasing Physician Costs

Shifting patient care to PCMHs can decrease healthcare spending by reducing hospitalizations and inappropriate ED use, but most physicians are not benefitting from these savings, says a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA.) Analysis … finish reading Patient-Centered Medical Homes Decreasing Healthcare Spending, Increasing Physician Costs

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Historically Low Growth in Healthcare Spending Predicted for 2013: PWC Study

A sluggish economy, cost containment measures by the healthcare industry and employers, and decreased use of services by consumers are behind historically low healthcare spend figures for 2013, according to the Health Research Institute (HRI) of PwC US. Healthcare spending … finish reading Historically Low Growth in Healthcare Spending Predicted for 2013: PWC Study

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