March 4, 2014
February 28, 2014: The Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI) has signed letters of intent with 10 leading research, actuarial, and government organizations to license access to HCCI’s detailed claims data for research studies and PhD dissertations.
February 14, 2014
Despite Recession, Children’s Health Care Spending Increased Every Year Between 2009-2012, Says New Report
February 27, 2014: New Report from HCCI Shows Health Care Spending Higher For Boys than Girls; Rise in Teen Use of Prescriptions and Mental Health Services; Spending on Babies Highest of Any Children’s Age Group
January 27, 2014
January 27, 2014: An article on big health care data by HCCI's David Newman, Carolina Herrera, Amanda Frost, and Stephen Parente is featured today in Health Affairs' blog.
December 16, 2013
December 16, 2013: New Report from HCCI Shows Diagnosed Diabetes is on the Rise among Americans with Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance.
October 7, 2013
Press Release: New Health Affairs Study Looks At Health Care Spending During and After the Recession
October 7, 2013: A new study using HCCI data examines changes in spending on medical services and prescriptions between 2007 and 2011.
September 20, 2013
September 24, 2013: The third annual health care cost and utilization report from HCCI
May 13, 2013
May 15, 2013: A new Society of Actuaries study using HCCI data tracks the impact of aging on health care costs.
April 1, 2013
The Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI) is pleased to announce that we have entered into a three-year partnership with the Vermont Department of Financial Regulation and the Green Mountain Care Board. This partnership will advance and improve public reporting on health care in the state of Vermont and the nation. With this partnership, Vermont becomes the first state in the country to compare its health care spending for commercially insured Vermonters against national spending benchmarks.
February 26, 2013
Issue Brief: The Impact of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act on Inpatient Admissions
The Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 (“Parity Act”) increased access to mental health and substance use services in hospitals, yet consumers continued to pay more out-of-pocket for substance use admissions than for other types of hospital admissions, finds a new Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI) report.
February 25, 2013
Press Release: The Impact of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act on Inpatient Admissions Report
February 27, 2013: HCCI Analysis Suggests Jump in Spending on Mental Health-Substance Use Admissions
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.