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 »


February 25, 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… Read more »



October 28, 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 Contact: Jemma Weymouth, 301-280-5706 <ahref=”mailto:jweymouth@burnesscommunications.com”>jweymouth@burnesscommunications.com   New Report: Spending Per Privately Insured Grew 3.9% in 2013, as Falling Utilization Offset Rising Prices  Out-of-pocket Spending for Young Adult Women Remained Flat; Antidepressants accounted for 10% of all generic drug use Washington DC… Read more »


October 17, 2014

HCCI and NASHP Release RFP for State Health Policy Grant Program

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…. Read more »


September 24, 2014

New HCCI Study Finds Young Adult Health Care Use Rose After ACA

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… Read more »


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. Contact: For HCCI: Jemma Weymouth,… Read more »


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. Contact: Jemma… Read more »


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