Altarum Institute

Health Care Cost Slowdowns Continue, Predated 2007 Recession

ANN ARBOR — An article just published in the New England Journal of Medicine indicates that a downward bend in the health care cost curve is not simply the result of the recession which began […]

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/09/2012

Altarum headquarters in Ann Arbor. Photo by Dwight Burdette via Wikimedia Commons.

Health Spending Grows By Only 3.8 Percent In May

Health spending in May 2012 grew by a modest 3.8 percent compared to May 2011, continuing a trend of roughly 4 percent annual growth since 2009.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/12/2012

Altarum headquarters in Ann Arbor. Photo by Dwight Burdette via Wikimedia Commons.

Health Job Growth Slows in April, But Spending and Prices Remain Stable

Health care job growth slowed in April, with just 19,000 new jobs created compared to the 24-month average of 24,000 jobs, according to Ann Arbor’s Altarum Institute.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/10/2012

Altarum headquarters in Ann Arbor. Photo by Dwight Burdette via Wikimedia Commons.

2012 Health Employment Growth at Historic High

“We appear to be in a beneficial period where the health sector is creating jobs the economy clearly needs, yet rates of increase in health spending and prices are still near historic lows,” said Charles Roehrig, director of the Center for Sustainable Health Spending.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/15/2012

2011 Health Spending Growth Remains Near Historic Lows

New analysis shows that health care spending in the U.S. in 2011 grew at one of the slowest rates in 50 years.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/09/2012

Health Spending Growth Up In 2011, But Trending To Record Lows at Year’s End

The January Health Sector Economic Indicators briefs released by the Altarum Institute indicate that over the first 11 months of 2011, health spending has grown at an annual rate of 4.5 percent, compared to the 3.9 percent increase for 2010. This growth was driven by high spending early in 2011 followed by a gradual, steady decline.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/15/2012

Altarum headquarters in Ann Arbor. Photo by Dwight Burdette via Wikimedia Commons.

Health Sector Has Quiet Month: Price, Spending, Employment Growth All Down

The December Health Sector Economic Indicators briefs released today by Altarum Institute’s Center for Sustainable Health Spending indicate that October health price inflation, at 1.9 percent, represents a 13-year low; health spending growth in October ticked down to 5.0 percent, and health employment in November exhibited below-average growth of 17,000 jobs.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/08/2011

Altarum headquarters in Ann Arbor. Photo by Dwight Burdette via Wikimedia Commons.

One-Quarter Of Michigan Primary Care Providers Now Committed to Adopting EHRs

The Michigan Center for Effective IT Adoption announced Thursday that more than 3,724 primary care providers in Michigan have committed to adopting electronic health records to help improve their quality of care and lower health care costs.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/01/2011

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Health Spending Trends Up In 2011 Despite Slow Growth In Health Care Prices

Health care spending in the first four months of 2011 grew at an annual rate of 4.7 percent, up from 3.9 percent growth in 2010, according to the July Health Sector Economic Indicators briefs released by Altarum Institute’s Center for Sustainable Health Spending.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/17/2011

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Health Care Prices Continue Slow Growth in April at 2 Percent Annual Rate

Health care prices in April 2011 were just 2.0 percent higher than in April 2010 — the fourth consecutive month of 2 percent or less growth, according to this month’s Health Sector Economic Indicator report released by Altarum Institute’s Center for Sustainable Health Spending.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/16/2011

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