HealthIT News: Is the Growth of Health Spending Slowing Down Again?

The U.S. healthcare economy expanded rapidly in 2014 and parts of 2015, but economic statistics show the growth may be tapering.

The Altarum Institute’s Center for Sustainable Health Spending, a nonpartisan healthcare think tank, put out its February 2016 report, and it has promising data points for those who feared healthcare expenses were growing out of control. National health spending increased 4.9% in December 2015 compared with December 2014. Health spending for all of 2015 grew at a 5.9% clip, up from 5.3% in 2014.

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(Source: Modern Healthcare)