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Health Care Cost Institute Welcomes Three New Board Members
New appointees add expertise in research, technology, innovation and business WASHINGTON (March 14, 2018) — The Health Care Cost Institute has named a former Chief Technology Officer of the United States, a multiple award winning academic, and a successful health data entrepreneur to its Governing Board. The three new members will help shape the organization’s… Read more »
Working Adults with Hypertension are Spending More on Health Care
Prescription drug and outpatient services are driving up the cost of hypertension care WASHINGTON (March 6, 2018) — Total spending for adults diagnosed with hypertension grew by 18.3 percent from 2012 to 2016, with prescription drug spending increasing 27.2 percent, even though a growing portion of prescription drugs used by this group were lower cost… Read more »
HCCI article in August issue of Health Affairs: Medicare Competitive Bidding and DME’s
Medicare Competitive Bidding Program Realized Price Savings For Durable Medical Equipment Purchases David Newman, Eric Barrette, and Katharine McGraves-Lloyd Abstract: From the inception of the Medicare program there have been questions regarding whether and how to pay for durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies. In 2011 the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)… Read more »
Barrette and Brennan published in New England Journal of Medicine – Catalyst
The Value of Health Insurance through Price Discounts October 11, 2017 • Eric Barrette, PhD & Niall Brennan, MPP The polarizing debate over health care reform in the United States, amid countless attempts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, has obscured the core purpose of having access to health insurance coverage — especially affordable coverage…. Read more »
HCCI Data Featured in the Wall Street Journal
The Math Behind Higher Health-Care Deductibles More U.S. workers are taking a bigger out-of-pocket hit from their employer-provided health plans. Blame high deductibles. By Melanie Evans, Yaryna Serkez, and Merrill Sherman Published August 31, 2017 at 5:41pm HIGH-DEDUCTIBLE SURGE: High-deductible plans required patients to spend $2,200 to $4,300, on average, in 2016 before insurance kicked… Read more »
Niall Brennan Named New President and Executive Director of HCCI
Washington, DC, June 7, 2017 – Today, the Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI) Governing Board announced it had selected Niall Brennan, former Chief Data Officer at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), as its next President and Executive Director. Brennan is a nationally recognized expert in health care policy, the use of health care… Read more »
HCCI Releases Price Data on Local Health Care Markets Across the Country
New Tool Allows for Local and National Comparisons of Price to Assess Market “Health” Washington, D.C., April 26,2017 – A new interactive mapping tool and accompanying issue brief, released today by the Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI) with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, illuminates the dramatic variation in prices for different categories of medical services… Read more »
HCCI Announces Inaugural Health Economics Research Scholars Program: Pfizer Inc. Signs on as First Corporate Sponsor
Washington, DC, April 14, 2017 – The Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI) today announced the launch of its Health Economics Research Scholars Program and its first sponsor – Pfizer Inc. The program, which allows HCCI to expand its research activities, is designed to accelerate HCCI’s independent research agenda and will focus on four key areas: the… Read more »