Spending Growth Dropped to Historical Low

The announcement that the rate of healthcare spending growth dropped to a historic low in 2013 is presented as a positive development for the long-term fiscal health of the country and welcome news for the Obama Administration. Many outlets are reporting that the Affordable Care Act contributed to the continued slowdown. For instance, USA Today […]

Incentives Moderately Effective on Medical Spending

Health plans that cover two-thirds of commercially insured Americans used incentives this year to motivate hospitals and doctors to improve quality and manage costs, according to a survey. Those contracts were responsible for 40% of insurers’ medical spending. The survey is the second by Catalyst for Payment Reform, a health policy not-for-profit founded and funded […]