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January 2023 Health Sector Economic Indicators Briefs

January 26, 2023 | Economic Indicators

The latest HSEI briefs incorporate new health spending data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), confirming the slowdown we had been reporting in national health spending growth in 2021.

Virginia’s Health Care Spending and Employment Trends in 2021

January 20, 2023 | Report

Altarum experts applied their Health Sector Economic Indicator (HSEI) framework that benchmarks to and builds on official Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) data using other data sources to estimate current trends in the Commonwealth.

December 2022 Health Sector Economic Indicators Briefs

December 15, 2022 | Economic Indicators

Health spending growth and GDP growth are both moderating, health care price growth and economywide inflation continue to slow, and health care job growth remains strong across all major settings of care.

Access to Behavioral Health Care in Michigan, 2019 Data Update

December 13, 2022 | Report

Funded by the Michigan Health Endowment Fund, the new report uses 2019 data to provide a picture of behavioral health access in Michigan just prior to the pandemic.

Medicaid and Private Insurance Spending on Behavioral Health Care in Virginia Increases from 2014 to 2020

November 29, 2022 | Report

Altarum’s analysis of Virginia’s behavioral health care spending between 2014 and 2020 finds that per-enrollee spending on behavioral health care significantly increased across payers. Learn the many factors contributing to the growth.

November 2022 Health Sector Economic Indicators Briefs

November 18, 2022 | Economic Indicators

National health spending growth continues to lag nominal GDP increases; health care price growth remains below slowing economywide inflation; health care wage growth has moderated somewhat; and health employment gains remain strong.

October 2022 Health Sector Economic Indicators Briefs

October 21, 2022 | Economic Indicators

National health spending is growing faster than the pre-pandemic pace but slower than economywide inflation, negative Medicare price growth is keeping health care inflation under control; and health care jobs have returned to the pre-pandemic level.

Best Practices in Addressing Food and Nutrition Security with Policy, Systems and Environmental (PSE) Change Projects

September 30, 2022 | Report

For this report, Altarum partnered with the Iowa Department of Health and Human Services to explore how states are addressing food and nutrition security through collaborative strategies and engaging diverse stakeholders.