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” Contact: Jemma Weymouth, 301-280-5706 jweymouth@burnesscommunications.com Health Care Cost Institute’s National Cost and Quality Reporting Effort Gains Momentum With CMS Granting HCCI Access to Medicare Data CMS’… Read more »


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. Contact:… Read more »


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. HCCI Announces New Academic Research Partnership The Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI) has signed letters of intent with 10… Read more »


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 Contact: Maya Brod, 301-280-5757 mbrod@burnesscommunications.com   Despite Recession, Children’s Health Care Spending Increased Every Year Between 2009-2012, Says New Report… Read more »


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. Contact: Jemma Weymouth, 301-280-5706 jweymouth@burnesscommunications.com   New Report Shows Diagnosed Diabetes, Pre-Diabetes, and Gestational Diabetes is on the Rise among Privately Insured Americans Diabetes most common among older men and those living in the South… Read more »


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. Contact: Jemma Weymouth, 301-280-5706 jweymouth@burnesscommunications.com   New Health Affairs Study Looks At Health Care Spending During and After the Recession No Slowdown in Spending for Consumers Who Picked Up More of the Medical… Read more »


September 24, 2013

Press Release: 2012 Health Care Cost and Utilization Report

September 24, 2013: The third annual health care cost and utilization report from HCCI Contact: Jemma Weymouth, 301-280-5706 jweymouth@burnesscommunications.com   Health Care Spending Growth Slowed in 2012, But Consumers Continue To Spend More Out-of-Pocket, Says New HCCI Report. Out-of-Pocket Spending by Consumers up 4.8 Percent; Spending Rising Fastest for Young Adults and Women; More Health… Read more »


May 13, 2013

Press Release: New Study Tracks Impact of Aging on Health Costs

May 15, 2013: A new Society of Actuaries study using HCCI data tracks the impact of aging on health care costs. Contact: Kim McKeown, 847-706-3528 kmckeown@soa.org Jemma Weymouth, 301-280-5706 jweymouth@burnesscommunications.com New Study Tracks Impact of Aging on Health Costs Society of Actuaries-Sponsored Study Using HCCI Data Estimates Early Retirees Need $226,000 More to Cover Health… Read more »


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