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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.