Healthcare Spending Jumps, Can Providers Expect a Boom?

Healthcare Spending Jumps, Can Providers Expect a Boom?

Patient spending and consumption of healthcare services and medicines increased in 2013, according to a new study.

The IMS Institute of Healthcare Informatics published its annual survey of healthcare consumption this month, and found that in 2013 overall spending on healthcare services in some categories experienced double digit growth, although some areas, such as emergency room services, declined.

If the research is correct, the trend of increased consumption of healthcare services began well before the individual insurance mandate and Medicaid expansion took effect.

Read more of today's top story April 17, 2014 Evan J. Albright
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