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.
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…
In 2015, America’s hospitals treated 142 million people in their emergency departments, provided 581 million outpatient visits, performed almost 27 million…
Uncompensated Hospital Care Cost Fact Sheet, December 2017 Update
The economic contribution of hospitals is also felt throughout the economy hospital spending supported one in nine U.S. jobs and more than $2.8 trillion in…
The following is an explanation of hospital charges, payment and costs.