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April 10, 2015
National health spending grew by 5.2% in 2014, and preliminary estimates show 6.6% growth in February 2015 compared to February 2014.
March 13, 2015
Preliminary estimates indicate that national health spending grew by 5.7% in January 2015 compared with January 2014, suggesting that the strong growth in the latter half of 2014 is carrying forward into the new year. Spending on prescription drugs continued its double-digit growth at 11.6%.
March 10, 2015
Although recently the subject of vigorous debate and controversy, telemedicine is expanding rapidly in many states.
February 13, 2015
Health sector employment began 2015 much as it left off in 2014, adding 38,300 new jobs in January 2015, consistent with the 39,000 new jobs per month seen in the fourth quarter of 2014.
Goal of Helping 3,700 Michigan Doctors Achieve Meaningful Use of Electronic Health Record Technology Reached
February 10, 2015
The Michigan Center for Effective IT Adoption (M-CEITA), Michigan’s Regional Extension Center (REC), has reached its original grant-funded goal of helping 3,724 eligible professionals to Meaningful Use of electronic health record (EHR) technology.
February 2, 2015
The United States has invested substantially in hospice and palliative care in the last couple of decades, but a nationally representative survey published February 3 in the Annals of Internal Medicine shows that patients’ experiences in the last year of life are getting worse.
Pathways Partner News
January 29, 2015
HEPA Y-USA - Early Elective Deliveries - Medicaring Infographic
January 16, 2015
Health sector employment ended 2014 with a bang as it added 34,100 new jobs in December 2014 and saw upward revisions of 17,800 in October and November.
December 16, 2014
Altarum Institute’s Center for Elder Care and Advanced Illness today released data showing that San Diego County is doing much better than the national average at reducing readmissions to hospitals, yet nearly all their eligible hospitals are being penalized by Medicare’s hospital readmissions penalty program.
December 12, 2014
The Quarterly Services Survey (QSS), released on December 10, showed 5.4% growth in spending on health care services in the third quarter of 2014 (July – September) compared with the same quarter in 2013.
December 9, 2014
According to a new study, 4 out of 10 people received unexpected medical bills, and half of them never received a good explanation for why it happened. In addition, for 13% of the people with unexpected medical bills, insurance didn’t cover anything leaving some consumers with the full cost of care.
December 2, 2014
According to a new study, when patients are shown Hospital Safety Score grades and cost information together, consumers will choose safer hospitals 97% of the time, regardless of cost.
November 12, 2014
Health care gained a solid 24,500 jobs in October 2014, similar to the 26,000 average from the previous two quarters, and well above the 17,500 average for the 12 months ending in March 2014.
Pathways Partner News
October 22, 2014
Diagnosing Radiation Exposure - Support for Veterans Starts in the Community - Making Childbirth Safer for Navy Moms and Babies
October 10, 2014
Health care added 22,600 jobs in September. Combined with very strong August growth and upward revisions to July, the 6-month average job gain now sits at 26,000, about 50% higher than the 17,500 average over the previous 12 months ending in March 2014.
Advocates Applaud Congress and President for Funding Much Needed Improvements in Nursing Home Staffing Information
October 6, 2014
Because research shows there is a strong relationship between staffing in nursing homes and quality of care, consumers and their families need real-time, reliable information about the number and type of staff in order to make informed decisions when choosing a nursing home
September 18, 2014
Today the Altarum Institute’s Center for Elder Care and Advanced Illness (CECAI) and Caregiver Action Network (CAN) congratulated Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) and colleagues for introducing the Caregiver Corps Act of 2014.
September 18, 2014
Health spending in July 2014 grew 4.3% over July 2013, bringing the year-to-date increase to 4.4%.
September 17, 2014
Americans express strong views when asked about the care that they want to receive when they are dying