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The Impact of Prescription Drug Rebates on Health Plans and Consumers

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April 26, 2018

Who benefits from manufacturer drug rebates? A new report from the Altarum Center for Value in Health Care examines the impact of behind-the-scenes rebates on both health plans and consumers.

The Business Case for Racial Equity: A Strategy for Growth

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April 24, 2018

The United States economy could be $8 trillion larger by 2050 if the country eliminated racial disparities in health, education, incarceration and employment, according to a national study released by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and Altarum.

Health Sector Trend Report, March 2018

Health Sector Trend Reports


March 28, 2018

These reports, with funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, provide a monthly summary of key trends in health care spending, prices, utilization, and employment.

Health Sector Trend Report, December 2017

Health Sector Trend Reports


December 28, 2017

These reports, with funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, provide a monthly summary of key trends in health care spending, prices, utilization, and employment.

Health Sector Trend Report, November 2017

Health Sector Trend Reports


November 29, 2017

These reports, with funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, provide a monthly summary of key trends in health care spending, prices, utilization, and employment.

The potential societal benefit of eliminating the opioid crisis exceeds $95 billion per year

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November 16, 2017

The cost of the opioid crisis exceeded $95 billion in 2016, according to analysis recently released by Altarum, underscoring the importance of swift investment in evidence-based interventions.

Health Sector Trend Report, October 2017

Health Sector Trend Reports


October 26, 2017

These reports, with funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, provide a monthly summary of key trends in health care spending, prices, utilization, and employment.

Health Sector Trend Report, September 2017

Health Sector Trend Reports


September 25, 2017

These reports, with funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, provide a monthly summary of key trends in health care spending, prices, utilization, and employment.

Health Sector Trend Report, August 2017

Health Sector Trend Reports


August 28, 2017

These reports, with funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, provide a monthly summary of key trends in health care spending, prices, utilization, and employment.

Health Sector Trend Report, July 2017

Health Sector Trend Reports


July 27, 2017

These reports, with funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, provide a monthly summary of key trends in health care spending, prices, utilization, and employment.

Health Sector Trend Report, June 2017

Health Sector Trend Reports


June 28, 2017

These reports, with funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, provide a monthly summary of key trends in health care spending, prices, utilization, and employment.

Health Sector Trend Report, May 2017

Health Sector Trend Reports


May 31, 2017

These reports, with funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, provide a monthly summary of key trends in health care spending, prices, utilization, and employment.

A 10-Year Projection of the Prescription Drug Share of National Health Expenditures, Including Nonretail

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May 24, 2017

The latest forecast of national health expenditures (NHE) by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has prescription drug spending comprising 10.1% of national health spending in 2015 and increasing to 10.8% in 2025.

A Comparison of Bureau of Economic Analysis and Bureau of Labor Statistics Disease-Price Indexes

Online Article, PDF Publication


May 1, 2017

The purpose of this paper is to compare and contrast BEA's new accounts that estimate health spending by disease category and BLS's Experimental Disease Price Index and to suggest areas for future improvements.

Health Sector Trend Report, April 2017

Health Sector Trend Reports


April 25, 2017

These reports, with funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, provide a monthly summary of key trends in health care spending, prices, utilization, and employment.

Health Sector Trend Report, March 2017

Health Sector Trend Reports


March 31, 2017

These reports, with funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, provide a monthly summary of key trends in health care spending, prices, utilization, and employment.

The Business Case for Expanding Opportunity and Equity in Texas

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March 20, 2017

If current gaps in education, health, and income don’t narrow among people of color in Texas, the future economic stakes are high.

Health Sector Trend Report, February 2017

Health Sector Trend Reports


February 28, 2017

These reports, with funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, provide a monthly summary of key trends in health care spending, prices, utilization, and employment.

Debunking the Argument that the Bundled Payment for Care Improvement Program (BPCI) Contributed to Higher Procedure Volumes

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February 7, 2017

A recent study linked Medicare’s Bundled Payment for Care Improvement (BPCI) focusing on lower extremity joint replacements to lower costs of care.

Health Sector Trend Report, January 2017

Health Sector Trend Reports


January 26, 2017

Health Sector Trend Report, January 2017

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The Impact of Prescription Drug Rebates on Health Plans and Consumers

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Who benefits from manufacturer drug rebates? A new report from the Altarum Center for Value in Health Care examines the impact of behind-the-scenes rebates on both health plans and consumers.

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