Hospitals and health systems are where the most complex care is provided for ill and injured patients. Yet, spending on inpatient and outpatient care has slowed; in fact, Medicare spending growth for hospital services is at its lowest level in 17 years. This data brief looks at trends in health care and hospital spending growth and associated inputs that impact the cost of caring.
Tom Nickels Executive Vice President American Hospital Association June 19, 2019
Special Bulletin: Senate HELP Committee Leaders Unveil Discussion Draft Legislation on Lowering Health Care Costs
Leaders of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) May 23 released the Lower Health Care Costs Act of 2019 – bipartisan discussion…
Opinion / Editorial
The affordability of health care services is one of the biggest concerns facing families, as well as employers and government. However, it is a challenge that…
In 2015, America’s hospitals treated 142 million people in their emergency departments, provided 581 million outpatient visits, performed almost 27