Fact Sheets

Fact Sheet: Complete Data Dictionary

HCCI’s data holdings include claims for over 40 million people covered by employer-sponsored insurance between 2007 and 2011. From these claims, a common set of data elements was developed to support the HCCI reports on costs and utilization. This data dictionary is a listing of those elements. It is not the full listing of variables available for researchers. Researchers interested in a full data dictionary should contact HCCI directly.
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Fact Sheet: Completion

This fact sheet explores the "completion" adjustment, which allows HCCI to provide a more accurate picture of costs and utilization.
Completion Fact Sheet

About HCCI

HCCI is a non-profit, independent, non-partisan research institute dedicated to creating the United States’ most comprehensive source of information on health care activity and promoting research on the drivers of escalating health care costs and utilization.
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What Makes HCCI Data Unique?

HCCI holds information on approximately six billion private health insurance claims, making it one of the largest collections of this type of data ever assembled.

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Utilization

In this fact sheet, we explain what utilization is, how it impacts healthcare spending, and historic trends in utilization.
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Prices

In this fact sheet, we summarize the various uses of the term “price” and related terms.
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Intensity of Services

This fact sheet explains intensity as a factor affecting spending on health care and the sources of spending growth.
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HIPAA Fact Sheet

The Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI) takes data security and data privacy seriously, both because federal and state laws mandate it and because of the high, ethical research standards HCCI embraces.
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