CMS: Home Health Spending to Rise Faster than Other Types of Care

Health care spending in the United States is expected to rise to nearly $6 trillion by 2027, but home health spending will rise faster than all other care categories, according to a new projection from the Office of the Actuary of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). “As a result of economic and…

Congressional Leaders Press HHS for Answers on Cybersecurity in Health Care

Key leaders in the Senate and House of Representatives sent a bipartisan letter to the Department of Health and Human Services last week, raising concerns about the department’s implementation of the Cyber Security Sharing Act (CISA) of 2015 and requesting important updates, including information about the Cyber Threat Preparedness Report (CTPR). The letter, signed by…

Health Care Jobs in the U.S. Hit New High

The health care sector of the American economy added 24,000 new jobs in April 2018 and now represents almost 11 percent of all U.S. jobs, an all-time high, according to a new survey from Altarum. The 24,000 new jobs are a bit down from a monthly average of 25,500 new jobs per month over the…