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June 2020 Health Sector Economic Indicators Briefs

June 12, 2020 | Economic Indicators

​These monthly briefs analyze the most recent data available on health sector employment, spending, prices, and utilization—helping to fill gaps in the official government data.

Private Health Plans Pay Hospitals Much Higher Prices in Indiana than in Michigan: Explanations and Implications

May 14, 2020 | Report

This report finds that the key differences in price are due to the governance of the dominant insurer, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.

April 2020 Health Sector Economic Indicators Briefs

April 16, 2020 | Economic Indicators

Health spending deceleration continues; Covid-19 impact is still to come. This report covers February 2020 data, before main Covid-19 effects. See more on health spending, price, and labor growth for April.

March 2020 Health Sector Economic Indicators Briefs

March 13, 2020 | Economic Indicators

Health spending growth declines for the first time in 6 months. January 2020 cooling after acceleration at the end of 2019. See more on health spending, price, and labor growth for March.

February 2020 Health Sector Economic Indicators Briefs

February 21, 2020 | Economic Indicators

See the latest data on health spending, price, and labor growth.

January 2020 Health Sector Economic Indicators Briefs

January 17, 2020 | Economic Indicators

See the latest data on health spending, price, and labor growth.

December 2019 Health Sector Economic Indicators Briefs

December 13, 2019 | Economic Indicators

See the latest data on health spending, price, and labor growth.

Sustainable Health Spending: Cost Control with Improved Value?

December 09, 2019 | Report

Monograph of Altarum's 9th annual sustainable health spending symposium, which took place on July 9, 2019 in Washington DC.