June 7, 2017

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 »

April 26, 2017

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 »

April 14, 2017

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 »

November 22, 2016

Growing Prices Push Health Care Spending Up 4.6 Percent in 2015

Bump in use of outpatient care and professional services contributed to quicker growth in spending in 2015 for the privately insured over previous years Washington D.C., November 22, 2016 – Spending on health care for the privately insured in the United States increased 4.6 percent in 2015, outpacing previous years’ growth, finds a new report… Read more »

October 25, 2016

HCCI To Make “Care Bundle” Methodology More Widely Available To Promote Price Transparency

Setting the stage for new public reporting standard for calculating health care prices Washington D.C., October 25, 2016 – In support of the Health Care Cost Institute’s (HCCI) expanding healthcare transparency initiatives, HCCI today announced that it is prepared to license the care bundling methodology used in Guroo.com to public and private organizations that partner… Read more »

September 12, 2016

Study Finds Consumer-Driven Health Plan Enrollees Spend 1.5 Times More Out of Pocket Than Those with Traditional Coverage

HCCI’s First Look at Health Care Spending For People Enrolled In Consumer-Driven Health Plans Illuminates Spending and Use of Health Care Service Trends September 13, 2016 — People with consumer-driven health plans (CDHPs) had lower total per capita spending on health care driven in part by using less health care overall than people with traditional… Read more »

June 20, 2016

Rise in Health Care Spending for People With Diabetes In 2014, Increase in ER Visits and Use of Generic Prescriptions, Finds New Report

Spending for people with diabetes is over $10,000 higher per capita than for those without June 20, 2016 – In 2014, health care spending for people with diabetes covered by employer-sponsored insurance (ESI) grew at a much faster pace, rising nearly six percent compared to 3.2 percent for people without diabetes, according to a study… Read more »

April 27, 2016

Some States Pay Twice the Price For Health Care, Finds New Report

Large Commercial Claims Dataset Sheds Light on Price Variation for Common Medical Services April 27, 2016 – Among the commercially insured, wide variation in prices have some states paying more than double what other states pay for health care, finds a new analysis from the Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI). The study also finds that… Read more »

March 2, 2016

Modest Benefit Derived When Consumers Shop For Non-Urgent Care

Contrary to expectations, giving consumers prices so they can shop for health care services may only have a modest effect on reducing health spending March 2, 2016 — Contrary to expectations, giving consumers prices so they can shop for the best value for non-urgent medical services may only have a modest effect on reducing health… Read more »

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