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Massachusetts healthcare spending growth drops in 2017

Dec 14, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Healthcare spending only grew by 1.6% in Massachusetts from 2016 to 2017, nearly half the rate in 2015 and 2016 and well below the state's 3.6% cost growth benchmark, according to the Massachusetts Health Policy...
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Editorial: The Great Moderation in healthcare spending continues

Dec 14, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
For decades, demographers and economists have predicted the gray tsunami of aging baby boomers would inevitably push healthcare spending over 20% of GDP. But a new paper highlights some recent trends suggesting the future may not be as bleak...
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Dec. 10-14: Overall Healthcare Spending Increases Continue to Slow

Dec 08, 2018 , Healthcare Business News
Dec. 6—Federal actuaries identified slower-than-projected nationwide healthcare spending growth in 2017, driven in part by reduced use of outpatient...
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CMS: Health care spending growth slowed in 2017

Dec 08, 2018 , Drug Store News - Retail
As health care spending growth slowed to 3.9%, retail prescription drug spending growth fell to 0.4% — the lowest it's been since 2012, according to a report from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services. Read More...
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U.S. healthcare spending growth slows for second year in a row

Dec 07, 2018 , Reuters
Healthcare spending growth in the United States slowed for the second year in a row in 2017, mainly due to slower spending growth for hospital care, physician and clinical services as well as retail prescription drugs, according to a report from the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services....
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Podcast: KHN’s ‘What The Health?’ Is Health Spending The Next Big Political Issue?

Dec 07, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Diabetics dying because they can’t afford insulin. Organ transplant patients undergoing “wallet biopsies” to get on waiting lists. Are out-of-pocket costs going to dominate the health discussion in the next election? Margot Sanger-Katz of The New York Times, Joanne Kenen of Politico and Rebecca Adams of CQ Roll Call join KHN’s Julie Rovner to discuss this as well as new Trump administration rules giving states the ability to make major changes to the Affordable Care Act. Also, lame-duck...
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Americans shelled out $3.5 trillion on health care last year, but growth in spending slows

Dec 07, 2018 , CNBC Health
Americans spent $3.5 trillion on health care last year, a 3.9 percent increase over the prior year and the smallest annual increase since 2013....
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Lower utilization dampened health spending growth in 2017

Dec 07, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
The rate of U.S. healthcare spending growth slowed from 2016 to 2017, driven by reduced use and intensity of hospital care, physician services and prescription drugs, according to CMS' Office of the...
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After Years Of Rising Deductibles For Workers, Some Employers Are Tapping The Brakes

Dec 04, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Instead of continuing the trend of passing on the burden of higher costs to employees, some companies are looking to address the underlying reasons for the spending. Among other strategies, some organizations are bypassing insurers and negotiating deals with hospitals directly and a growing number are offering their own clinics. Meanwhile, experiments that work to improve a patient's social factors, such as housing, are finding big savings....
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Politicians' Narrow Focus On Prescription Drug Spending Is Myopic

Dec 04, 2018 , Forbes
If the politicians and policymakers' intent is to bend the healthcare cost curve, they must address growth in expenditures across all healthcare sectors, and not narrowly focus on prescription drug...
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InDepth: Questions loom over Sutter Health's community benefit spending

Dec 01, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Our latest InDepth Margin vs. Mission examines Sutter Health's approach to reporting its community benefit spending, offering an example of how community benefit reporting guidelines can be...
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InDepth: Flaws in hospital community benefit reporting create knowledge vacuum

Dec 01, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Our latest InDepth Margin vs. Mission looks at how not-for-profit hospitals lack clear guidelines for interventions and funding for community benefit programs, resulting in varied program impact and spending. Discrepancies leave some...
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With back pain, depression tied to higher healthcare spending

Nov 30, 2018 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - - When patients with painful back problems are also depressed, they have significantly higher healthcare costs than back-pain patients without depression, a U.S. study suggests....
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Egypt says cheap new drug 'Strox' threatens its youth

Nov 21, 2018 , Reuters
For years, Mostafa Mahmoud struggled to pay for his expensive drug addiction, spending much of his meagre income on hashish. A few months ago, he switched to a cheaper way to get high which he says is pushing him to his death....
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Former HHS Secretary Tom Price Joins Transition Team For Incoming Georgia Governor

Nov 21, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Republican Gov.-elect Brian Kemp said former HHS Secretary Tom Price would help with policy planning. “Obviously he's got a lot of great experience with health care,” Kemp said. Price resigned from the secretary position last year following an ethics scandal over his travel...
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Mayo Clinic projects heavy construction spending in coming years

Nov 20, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Mayo Clinic says it expects to spend $908 million over the next three to five years on ongoing construction...
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NRF: Sales bounced back in October

Nov 16, 2018 , Drug Store News - Retail
A strong labor market that is boosting consumer spending helped retail sales make a comeback in October, according to the National Retail Federation. Read More...
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Measure To Cap Dialysis Profits Pummeled After Record Spending By Industry

Nov 09, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
The dialysis industry raised nearly $111 million in a successful bid to defeat the measure, which also was opposed by hospitals and doctors. The union that sponsored the measure collected about one-sixth that...
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The New Anti-Flu Drug Xofluza's Value Proposition

Nov 02, 2018 , Forbes
An improved clinical benefit profile together with the potential for diminished physician service and hospital spending appear to justify the Xofluza's price premium relative to...
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Grocery Stores, Pharmacies Using Flu Shots To Woo Potential Customers Into Spending On Other Necessities

Oct 27, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Some places are offering gift cards and rewards for getting the flu shot with them. The vaccinations are completely covered by the health law, so it gives people a reason to choose one store over another. Meanwhile, getting the vaccine is the best way to prevent sickness and death from the flu, yet coverage among adults last year was only 37.1 percent, a drop of 6.2 percent from the previous...
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