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June 2022 Health Sector Economic Indicators Briefs

June 23, 2022 | Economic Indicators

National health spending is declining as a share of GDP, health care price growth remains well below economywide inflation, and health employment continues to show moderate growth.

Virginia’s Health Care Sector Economic Trends in 2020

June 21, 2022 | Report

Altarum experts apply their HSEI framework to provide the first comprehensive picture of 2020 health economic data for Virginia—including spending by health components and payers, employment trends, private insurance costs, and federal government support.

May 2022 Health Sector Economic Indicators Briefs

May 17, 2022 | Economic Indicators

National health spending continues to grow more slowly than GDP, falling Medicare price growth pulls health care inflation lower, and health employment grows moderately and mostly in ambulatory care settings.

PACE and Part D: A Tale of Two Statutes in Need of a Solution for Medicare Beneficiaries

May 09, 2022 | Report

Altarum’s Delivery Systems Transformation practice area offers three proposed policy solutions to the PACE Part D dilemma in a new report completed with funding from the RX Foundation.

April 2022 Health Sector Economic Indicators Briefs

April 21, 2022 | Economic Indicators

In this month’s data, we incorporate CMS health spending projections that show health spending grew by 4.2% in 2021; health care price and utilization growth remains low; and hiring slows in March.

March 2022 Health Sector Economic Indicators Briefs

March 18, 2022 | Economic Indicators

National health spending was lower in January 2022 than in December 2021; the gap between health care and economywide price growth sets a record; and health care hiring picks up in February 2022.

February 2022 Health Sector Economic Indicators Briefs

February 18, 2022 | Economic Indicators

National health spending grew by 3.4% in 2021 including pandemic-related federal government support, a jump in health care prices paid by private insurance is offset by a Medicare price slowdown, and health care employment started 2022 with modest growth.

January 2022 Health Sector Economic Indicators Briefs

January 21, 2022 | Economic Indicators

Spending growth since the start of the pandemic reflects significant federal government support; price growth has picked up but remains well below economywide inflation; and employment grew slowly in 2021 and only in ambulatory care settings.