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In brief: Senators write GAO, CMS reports on spending, Quantum appears at the Met

December 15, 2023HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., have sent a letter to the Government Accountability Office (GAO) calling on the agency to update its 2011 report entitled “Medical Devices: FDA Should Enhance Its Oversight of Recalls” in the wake of the Philips Respironics recall.    The Senators sent the letter following the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s and ProPublica’s reporting on the recall of certain...

Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC), Aeroflow, Belluscura, CMS, Health care spending, Quantum Rehab

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Health spending grows 

December 14, 2023HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – U.S. health care spending grew 4.1% to reach $4.5 trillion in 2022, reflecting increases in Medicaid and private health insurance, according to CMS.  The rate of growth was faster than in 2021 (3.2%), but much slower than in 2020 (10.6%).   In 2022, the insured share of the population reached 92% (a historic high). Private health insurance enrollment increased by 2.9 million individuals and Medicaid enrollment increased by 6.1 million individuals. In 2022,...

Health care spending

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National health care spending grows 

December 17, 2020HME News Staff

WASHINGTON ­– Total national health care spending in 2019 grew 4.6%, according to a study from the Office of the Actuary at CMS.  That’s similar to the 4.7% growth in 2018 and the average annual growth of 4.5% since 2016, according the study, which was published Dec. 16.   The share of the economy dedicated to health spending was 17.7%.  The 4.6% in growth in health expenditures was faster than the overall economic growth...

CMS, Health care spending, Medicare

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