Since 2010, National Health Expenditures (NHE) have grown at an average annual rate of 3.8%. This represents the lowest rate on record for any four-year period and is less than half of the average annual growth rate of 9.3% over the same timeframe. A key driver of this trend is the low rate of health care price inflation, for hospitals just 2.0% in 2013. Hospitals represent about a third of NHE.
AHA comments on the Centers for Medicare…
Underpayment by Medicare and Medicaid to U.S. hospitals was $68.8 billion in 2016.
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