Press Releases

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.

February 27, 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

December 16, 2013

Press Release: The Prevalence of Diagnosed Diabetes among the ESI Population, 2008-2012

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.