Two Reports on Health Care Trends Released

The American Medical Associaion released two separate reports on health care trends in May.

The first report was on 2019 health care spending. This report provides a detailed look at the official U.S. health care spending estimates through 2019 using data from the CMS. It also presents preliminary estimates of 2020 health spending from Altarum, a private research organization that focuses on health policy.

The second AMA report describes changes in physician employment status and practice size, type, and ownership between 2012 and 2020. The content of the report is based on the AMA’s Physician Practice Benchmark Survey. Observations from the report include the following:

Although the 2020 data are consistent with earlier trends, the size of the changes since 2018 suggest that the shift toward larger practices and away from physician-owned (private) practices has accelerated.

To view the 2020 health care spending, click here: 2020 Health Care Spending Report

To view the physician practice pattern report, click here: Physician Practice Pattern Report

To view the physician practice benchmark survey, click here: Physician Practice Benchmark Survey

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