May 16, 2016

Higher Prices for Children’s Health Care Drove Spending Growth in 2014, While Use of Services Declined

New Report Points to Price Hikes for Prescriptions Drugs, Hospital Stays and ER Visits;
Examines State Trends in Spending for Children’s Health Care

April 27, 2016

Some States Pay Twice the Price For Health Care, Finds New Report

Large Commercial Claims Dataset Sheds Light on Price Variation for Common Medical Services

March 2, 2016

Modest Benefit Derived When Consumers Shop For Non-Urgent Care

March 2, 2016 - Contrary to expectations, giving consumers prices so they can shop for health care services may only have a modest effect on reducing health spending

February 25, 2016

HCCI Releases New Independent Research Assessing National and State Health Policies

February 25, 2016 - The Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI) released a set of six policy briefs assessing the impact of a range of national and state policies on health care costs and utilization.

October 29, 2015

New Report: Health Care Spending Grew 3.4 Percent in 2014, With More Dollars Going to Brand Drugs

October 29, 2015 –- Spending on health care for the privately insured in the United States grew at a steady rate over the past five years, increasing 3.4 percent in 2014

September 30, 2015

HCCI Releases New Data to Assess Health Care Markets Across the Country

Healthy Marketplace Index Measures Health Care Prices, Productivity, and Competition from 2011-2013; Allows for Local and National Comparisons to Assess Market “Health”

July 8, 2015

Spending for Children’s Health Care Rising Faster Than Total ESI Population, Finds New Report

July 8, 2015, Washington, DC—Spending on health care for children (ages 0–18) covered by employer-sponsored insurance (ESI) grew an annual average of 5.7 percent per year between 2010 and 2013, compared to 3.9 percent for the total population (ages 0–64) with ESI, finds a new report from the Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI).

May 7, 2015

Health Care Spending for Privately Insured Children With Diabetes Rises Sharply Between 2011 and 2013

May 7, 2015 –- Per capita health care spending for children with diabetes covered by employer-sponsored insurance (ESI) grew faster than for any other age group with diabetes, rising 7% from 2011 to 2012 and 9.6% from 2012 to 2013, according to a study released today by the Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI). Overall per capita spending for individuals younger than age 65, covered by ESI, and with diabetes rose 4.1% in 2013, nearly double the 2012 increase (2.2%).

March 5, 2015

HCCI and NASHP Announce State Health Policy Grant Recipients

March 5, 2015 – The Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI) and the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) have announced the recipients of the State Health Policy Grant Program. The program has selected five research projects that will analyze state health reform initiatives and policy trends.

March 5, 2015

Minnesota Health Care Leader Joins HCCI

Minnesota health care executive Scott Leitz has joined the Health Care Cost Institute as its Chief Transformation Officer.

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