Annual Reports
HCCI’s Health Care Cost and Utilization Reports

Yearly reviews of spending, price and utilization trends for commercially-insured Americans. Learn more about our methodology, definitions, and other resources.

Jan
21

CBO: The Prices That Commercial Health Insurers and Medicare Pay for Hospitals’ and Physicians’ Services

Abstract: CBO examined potential reasons that the prices paid by commercial health insurers for hospitals' and physicians' services are higher, rise more quickly, and vary more by area than the prices paid by the Medicare fee-for-service program.

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Jan
10

Katie Martin Named New President and Chief Executive Officer of HCCI

January 10, 2022 08:30 AM Eastern Standard Time  WASHINGTON-- Today, the Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI) Governing Board announced it had selected Katie Martin as its next President and Chief Executive Officer. Martin is a nationally recognized leader in health policy, with a career-long commitment to public service; she brings evidence and analytics to the most critical health po...

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Jan
07

January 2022 HCCI Research Highlights

HCCI's data users and staff use our multi-payer, longitudinal commercial claims dataset to study some of the most pressing issues in the U.S. health care system.  Here we highlight some recent research using HCCI data: HCCI 2019 Healthy Marketplace Index Using nearly 4.2 billion commercial claims from 2015 to 2019, HCCI tracks drivers of health care spending across 185 U.S. cities throug...

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Jan
06

Consumer Reports: How Much Should It Cost to Get Tested for COVID-19?

 HCCI's President and CEO Niall Brennan was featured in a Consumer Reports article on the price of coronavirus testing.  From the article: "Outside analysts say that it is hard to name a standard fair price for a COVID-19 test when factoring in rent, staff, insurance, utilities, and other operational expenses. It is 'difficult to answer because people will claim to have lots of sunk cost...

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Dec
21

Modern Healthcare: Commercial prices for common hospital procedures often exceed cash prices

HCCI's research on hospital price transparency was cited in a Modern Healthcare article on cash prices for hospital procedures.  From the article: "C-section prices across one large California health system's hospital network ranged from $7,634 to $70,553, data from the Health Care Cost Institute shows." Commercial prices for common hospital procedures often exceed cash prices | Modern Health...

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