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Health Spending Growth Below 5% for Fourth Straight Month

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April 8, 2016

National health spending in February 2016 was 4.8% higher than health spending in February 2015. While this rate is somewhat higher than the 4.5% growth observed in both December 2015 and January 2016, February is the fourth consecutive month in which it has been below 5%.

BHChat Corner: News You Can Use - April 2016

March 31, 2016

BHChat Corner: News You Can Use - April 2016

Institute Update - March 2016

Institute Update


March 16, 2016

Institute Update - March 2016

Slowdown in Health Spending Continues into 2016 While Prices Inch Up

Press Release


March 11, 2016

National health spending in January 2016 was 4.9% higher than health spending in January 2015, slightly above the December 2015 growth rate of 4.8% but well below the 6.8% peak in February 2015.

BHChat Corner: News You Can Use - March 2016

March 2, 2016

BHChat Corner: News You Can Use - March 2016

Is the Health Information Playing Field Level?

Press Release


February 16, 2016

New effort from Oliver Wyman and Altarum Institute examines the health information needs of vulnerable populations and how the marketplace could better serve them.

Health Spending Growth Fell to 4.9% in December and Stands at 5.9% for 2015 Overall

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February 16, 2016

Health Spending Growth Fell to 4.9% in December and Stands at 5.9% for 2015 Overall

BHChat Corner: News You Can Use - February 2016

February 3, 2016

BHChat Corner: News You Can Use - February 2016

Health Spending Approaches 18% of GDP for the First Time…Again!

Press Release


January 15, 2016

National health spending in November 2015 was up 5.0% compared to November 2014, continuing the slowdown from a peak of nearly 7% growth in February 2015.

BHChat Corner: News You Can Use - January 2016

January 7, 2016

BHChat Corner: News You Can Use - January 2016

New Center for Ethics in Health Care to Review Hospital Ethics Practices Nationwide

Press Release


January 5, 2016

Altarum Institute announces the foundation of its new Center for Ethics in Health Care. The Center will focus on improving health care by improving ethics programs and practices.

BHChat Corner: News You Can Use - December 2015

December 3, 2015

BHChat Corner: News You Can Use - December 2015

Health-Sector Jobs Hit New High Even While Spending Moderates and Price Growth Remains Historically Low

Press Release


November 12, 2015

The health sector added a robust 44,900 new jobs in October and now accounts for 10.7% of total employment — an all-time high.

BHChat Corner: News You Can Use - November 2015

November 5, 2015

BH Chat Newsletter, November 2015

2015 Acceleration in Health Spending Growth is Moderating

Press Release


October 9, 2015

National health spending in August 2015 was 5.7% higher than in August 2014.

BHChat Corner: News You Can Use October 2015

October 7, 2015

BHChat Corner: News You Can Use October 2015

Altarum Institute to Lead Clinical Practice Transformation Effort in Michigan

Press Release


October 2, 2015

Altarum Institute is excited to announce that it will lead the Michigan arm of a three-state quality improvement effort funded by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Institute Update - September 2015

Institute Update


September 16, 2015

Altarum Institute Update e-Newsletter September 2015

Health Share of Total Jobs Reaches New High in August

Press Release


September 11, 2015

The health sector added 40,500 new jobs in August and totaled 314,000 jobs through the first 8 months of 2015, nearly twice the number added during the first 8 months of 2014.

Putting UDI in Claims – Letter of Support

Press Release


September 2, 2015

Thank you for your efforts to control health spending while maintaining high-quality care.

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