February 23, 2015
Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI) Launches Guroo – To Provide Consumers With Free Access To A Health Care Transparency Tool
February 25, 2015 – The Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI), an independent, non-partisan, non-profit organization, announced today the introduction of guroo.com, a consumer-focused website that provides national, state and local cost information for common health conditions and services using claims from multiple insurers for more than 40 million insured individuals - numbers that no one else has. The new website is free and accessible to everyone, regardless of whether they have insurance or who their insurer is.
January 20, 2015
February 3, 2015 – A new data brief from the Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI) examines how much consumer medical care prices vary for certain elective procedures and demonstrates how much consumers could save out of their own pockets by shopping for care. The HCCI analysis shows that consumer out-of-pocket spending for common health care procedures can vary from $10 to nearly $1,000 depending on the procedure.
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
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
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
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
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
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”