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CMS Releases 2016 National Health Expenditure Figures

In 2016, overall national health spending increased 4.3% following 5.8% growth in 2015, according to a study by the Office of the Actuary at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Following Affordable Care Act (ACA) coverage expansion and significant retail prescription drug spending growth in 2014 and 2015, says CMS, healthcare spending growth […]

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How to Help Your Employees Help You Manage Healthcare Costs

When buying appliances, electronics, or jewelry, 81% of consumers extensively research and compare prices and financing offers before making their choice. This approach is in stark contrast to how most consumers approach health care—arguably a much more important decision to make. More than half of U.S. workers spend less than 30 minutes signing up for […]


CMS Releases Healthcare Spending Projections from 2015-2025

By Jennifer Carsen, JD, Senior Legal Editor Total healthcare spending growth is expected to average 5.8% annually over 2015-2025, according to a report published on July 13 by Health Affairs and written by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Office of the Actuary (OACT). Projected national health spending growth remains lower than the […]