On Sep. 18, the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the most recent statistics on healthcare spending, with the agency noting that the first phases of implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) slowed Medicare spending in 2012.

On Sep. 18, the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the most recent statistics on healthcare spending, with the agency noting that the first phases of implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) slowed Medicare spending in 2012.

The report, titled “ National Health Expenditure Projections, 2012-22: Slow Growth Until Coverage Expands And Economy Improves,” cited a number of developments around spending, including the following:

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Source: BREAKING NEWS: CMS Releases Spending Numbers: Medicare Spending Slows Considerably