Friday, June 16, 2017

PwC: Medical Costs to Increase 6.5% in 2018

From Healthcare Finance:
The era if wild swings and double-digit growth in employer medical costs appears to be ending, at least according to PricewaterhouseCoopers: according to the firm's Health Research Institute, there will likely be a 6.5 percent growth rate in 2018, only half a percentage point higher than this year. 
And after anticipated changes in benefit plan design, such as changes to copays and network size, the net growth rate is expected to be one percentage point lower, at 5.5 percent. ...