Health Spending Growth Ramps Up to Pre-Recession LevelsNational health expenditures in February 2014 grew 6.7 percent over February 2013, the highest rate of increase since March 2007, prior to the recession that began in December 2007, according to the Ann Arbor-based Altarum Institute.
Growth in Health Jobs Down; Spending Up Due To ACA; Healthcare Price Hikes At All Time LowGrowth in health care job creation remained low in February, with a national gain of 9,500 jobs, according to figures from the Ann Arbor healthcare consulting organization Altarum Institute. Meanwhile, the newly covered under the Affordable Care Act drove health spending up nationwide, while price increases stayed at an all-time low.
Low Health Job Growth Accompanies Low Health Spending IncreaseThe health care industry across the United States lost 400 jobs in January, and revised data for December showed a scant gain of 2,400 jobs, according to data gathered by the Ann Arbor-bsaed Altarum Institute's Cetner for Sustainable Health Spending. Health spending and price increases continued at a low level as well.
Health Care Price Growth Hits Historic LowHealth care prices in October 2013 rose just 0.9 percent above the levels seen in October 2012, the lowest reading in the 50-plus years of data of the monthly Health Sector Economic Indicators released by the Center for Sustainable Health Spending at Ann Arbor's Altarum Institute.
Health Care Price Increases Remain Low; Employment Growth Slowing TooA net 15,000 health care jobs were created in October 2013, significantly below the two-year average of 21,000 jobs per month, according to new figures from the Ann Arbor-based Altarium Institute.
Health Care Spending Growth Remains At Historic LowHere's more evidence that something is keeping health care price and spending increases low in the American economy.
Altarum Launches Patient Engagement Tools During National Health IT WeekThere is a growing body of evidence that patients who are more actively involved in their health care have better health outcomes and incur lower costs.
Health Spending Growth Remains Low, But Jobs ReboundNational health expenditures grew 3.9 percent in July 2013, relative to July 2012, in line with the low levels reported since 2009, the Ann Arbor-based Altarum Institute reported.
Altarum’s Endowed Professorship At UM Awarded To Lutgarde Raskin Lutgarde Raskin, professor of environmental engineering at the University of Michigan, has received the Altarum Institute/ERIM Russell O’Neal Endowed Professorship.
Health Share of Economy DropsThe Center for Sustainable Health Spending at the Ann Arbor-based Altarum Institute reports that health care prices grew 1.1 percent in July 2013 over July 2012, up from the May growth rate of 1 percent -- which was the lowest Altarum has ever recorded.
Health Care Price Growth Plummets to 1.1 PercentHealth care prices rose nationally just 1.1 percent from April 2012 to April 2013, the lowest annual increase since 1997, and a sharp 0.5 percentage point drop from the rate of increase reported in March from a year earlier.
Health Care Price Growth Lowest Since December 1997Health care prices in January 2013 were 1.5 percent higher than in January 2012, two-tenths of a percentage point lower than the December rise, and the lowest reading since a 1.3 percent rate in December 1997, according to Ann Arbor based health care industry consultants Altarum Institute.

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