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 »




September 30, 2015

HCCI Releases New Data to Assess Health Care Markets Across the Country

Healthy Marketplace Index Measures Health Care Prices, Productivity, and Competition from 2011-2013; Allows for Local and National Comparisons to Assess Market “Health” September 30, 2015–The Healthy Marketplace Index Report (HMI), released today, shows the economic performance of more than 40 health care markets across the country. Developed by the Health Care Cost Institute with support… Read more »




May 4, 2015

Minnesota Health Care Leader Joins HCCI

Minnesota health care executive Scott Leitz has joined the Health Care Cost Institute as its Chief Transformation Officer. Contact: For HCCI: Janet Firshein, 301-280-5701 jfirshein@burness.com Minnesota Health Care Leader Joins HCCI Scott Leitz To Oversee Transparency Efforts Washington D.C. – Minnesota health care executive Scott Leitz has joined the Health Care Cost Institute as its… Read more »


March 5, 2015

HCCI and NASHP Announce State Health Policy Grant Recipients

March 5, 2015 – The Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI) and the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) have announced the recipients of the State Health Policy Grant Program. The program has selected five research projects that will analyze state health reform initiatives and policy trends. Contact: For HCCI: Maya Brod, 301-280-5757 mbrod@burness.com For… Read more »


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