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The Impact of Prescription Drug Rebates on Health Plans and Consumers

April 26, 2018 | Research Brief

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.

April 2018 Health Sector Economic Indicators Briefs

April 13, 2018 | Economic Indicators

In March 2018, the Health Care Price Index rose by 2.2% compared to the previous year, fractionally higher than in February, and the highest rate since January 2012.

Health Sector Trend Report, March 2018

March 28, 2018 | Trend Reports

Funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, this report provides a summary of key trends in Q4 2017 in health care spending, prices, utilization, and employment.

March 2018 Health Sector Economic Indicators Briefs

March 16, 2018 | Economic Indicators

Altarum's latest Health Sector Economic Indicators provide a second look at spending for the entire 2017 calendar year and suggest that national health spending grew by 4.6% from its 2016 level.

February 2018 Health Sector Economic Indicators Briefs

February 12, 2018 | Economic Indicators

National health spending rose 4.7% in 2017, slightly above GDP, but keeping its share of GDP at 18%, according to Altarum’s latest Health Sector Economic Indicators Briefs.

January 2018 Health Sector Economic Indicators Briefs

January 11, 2018 | Economic Indicators

U.S. health sector spending continues to grow at a more sustainable rate, driven in part by a slowdown in hiring, hospital spending, and price growth in hospitals, physician and clinical services, and prescription drugs.

Health Sector Trend Report, December 2017

December 28, 2017 | Trend Reports

Funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, this report provides a summary of key trends in Q3 2017 in health care spending, prices, utilization, and employment.

December 2017 Health Sector Economic Indicators Briefs

December 15, 2017 | Economic Indicators

New data released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) show slower health sector growth in 2016.