Press Releases

October 23, 2014

New Report: Spending Per Privately Insured Grew 3.9% in 2013, as Falling Utilization Offset Rising Prices

October 28, 2014: The fourth annual health care cost and utilization report from HCCI

October 17, 2014

HCCI and NASHP Release RFP for State Health Policy Grant Program

October 17, 2014: The Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI), in collaboration with the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP), today released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the new State Health Policy Grant Program. A webinar to answer researchers’ questions regarding the RFP will be held at 3:00 pm (ET) on October 27, 2014.

September 22, 2014

New HCCI Study Finds Young Adult Health Care Use Rose After ACA

September 24, 2014– A study released today by the Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI) found that per capita health care spending for young adults (ages 19-25) with employer-sponsored insurance (ESI) grew at a rate nearly double that of other adults (ages 26-64) during 2011 and 2012, the first two years after implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA; Section 1001) that allows parents to include their adult children in family health plans.

September 9, 2014

HCCI and NASHP Announce New Grant Program for State Health Reform Research

September 9 , 2014: The Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI) and the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) announced today that they are launching a new grant program to fund research studies that will analyze how the states are implementing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and other health reforms.

September 4, 2014

Assurant Health, NCQA, Harvard Pilgrim, Health Net, Kaiser Permanente and Partners Healthcare Join Health Care Cost Institute Initiative to Advance Health Care Cost and Quality Transparency

September 4 , 2014: The Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI) announced today that Assurant Health will join three other major health insurance companies, Aetna, Humana and UnitedHealthcare, to work with HCCI as it develops free online tools that will offer consumers the most comprehensive information about the price and quality of health care services.

August 26, 2014

Vermonters Spent Less on Health Care, While Spending Grew Faster Than National Average in 2007-2011

August 26 , 2014: Vermonters with employer sponsored health insurance spent less on health care but their spending grew faster than the national average in the years before implementation of the state’s health reform law, says a new study from the Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI) prepared in cooperation with the Green Mountain Care Board (GMCB).

August 4, 2014

Sluggish Economy, Not Health Reform, Drove Slowdown in Health Spending, Says Health Affairs Study

August 4 , 2014: Approximately 70 percent of the recent decline in health care spending growth from 2009-2011 was due to the economic downturn, and not to other factors such as health sector responses to the Affordable Care Act, according to a new study published in the August issue of Health Affairs.

July 8, 2014

Health Care Cost Institute's National Cost and Quality Reporting Effort Gains Momentum With CMS Granting HCCI Access to Medicare Data

July 8, 2014: The Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI) announced today that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has certified HCCI as the first national “Qualified Entity”

May 14, 2014

Major US Health Plans Agree to Give Consumers Free Access to Timely Information About Health Care Prices to Foster Greater Transparency

May 14, 2014: — The Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI) announced today that it will work with three of the nation’s largest health insurance companies to develop and provide free consumer access to an online tool that will offer the most accurate and timely information about the price and quality of health care services.

February 28, 2014

HCCI Announces New Academic Research Partnership

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.