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
Large Commercial Claims Dataset Sheds Light on Price Variation for Common Medical Services
March 2, 2016
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
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
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
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
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
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 executive Scott Leitz has joined the Health Care Cost Institute as its Chief Transformation Officer.
News Articles and Interviews
- Kliff, Sara. “Health Insurance Costs Grew Slowly for Two Years. Now, They’re Speeding Up.” The Washington Post. September 25, 2012.
- Wayne, Alex. “Health-Care Price Rise Poses Challenge for U.S. Overhaul” Bloomberg. September 25, 2012.
- Gura, David. “Health Care Spending Grows 4% After Downward Trend” Marketplace. September 25, 2012.
- Appleby, Julie. “Higher Prices By Hospitals, Other Providers, Drove 2011 Spending Increases, Study Finds” Kaiser Health News. September 25, 2012.
- Geisel, Jerry. “Group Health Care Spending Up in 2011: Analysis.” Business Insurance. September 25, 2012.
- Snowbeck, Christopher. “Health Care Costs Hint at Inflation” St. Paul Pioneer Press. September 25, 2012.
- “Americans are Spending More on Health Care Before ACA Takes Effect” PBS Nightly Business Report. September 26, 2012.
- Pear, Robert. “Doctor Fees Major Factor in Health Costs, Study Says.” The New York Times. September 8, 2011.
- Rau, Jordan. “Studies: Doctors, Hospitals Profit as Health Costs Rise.” Kaiser Health News. September 8, 2011.
- Baker, Sam. “House Dems Outline Healthcare Savings for Supercomittee.” The Hill. September 8, 2011.
- Lewis, Katherine. “Medical Practices Work on Ways to Serve Patients and Bottom Line.” The New York Times. September 7, 2011.
- Rehm, Diane. Interview with Dr. John Wennberg, Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy; Daniel Callahan, The Hasting Center; Karen Ignani, President and CEO America’s Health Insurance Plans. The Diane Rehm Show, National Public Radio. June 30, 2011.
- Bowser, Betty Ann. “Study: Health Care Spending Will Continue Rising, But Modestly.” PBS News Hour. September 9, 2010.
- Khan, Huma. “Why Health Care Costs Keep Rising: What You Need to Know.” ABC News. March 9, 2010.
- Gawande, Atul. “The Hot Spotters.” The New Yorker. January 24, 2011.
- Collins, Margaret. “Health Savings Plans Let Firms Shift More Costs to Workers.” Bloomberg. September 7, 2011.
- Hobson, Katherine. “Hospital Workers Big Consumers of Medical Services.” The Wall Street Journal Health Blog. September 12, 2011.