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Feb
13

HCCI releases 2018 Health Care Cost and Utilization Report

Per-Person Health Care Spending Grew 18% from 2014 to 2018, Driven Mostly by PricesAfter remaining stable for several years, utilization increased slightly in 2018Access the report here.WASHINGTON D.C. — Average employer-sponsored insurance (ESI) spending rose to $5,892 per person in 2018, according to the Health Care Cost Institute's annual Health Care Cost and Utilization Report, which analyzes ...
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Mar
14

Health Affairs: Disinvesting In Primary Care?

By: Christopher Koller and Margaret O'KaneThe Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI) released its analysis of 2016 health spending for a group of commercial insurers last month. The report is a trove of information that, like all good analyses, suggests more questions than it answers. Buried in the report—in figure 15—is an alarming trend that should rise to the top of analysts' areas for further inves...
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Jan
24

The Hill: Americans using less health care, but paying more for it

 By: Jessie HellmanHealth-care spending has increased because prices are rising, not because Americans are using more health care, according to a new study released Tuesday. The report from the Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI) showed that total health-care spending grew by 4.6 percent per person from 2015 to 2016 even as utilization of services remained steady, or declined in some cases.As a...
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Jan
23

Axios: We're using less health care, but paying more

By: Sam BakerHealth care spending is up. Way up. That's because prices are up — not because we're using more health care, according to newly published data from the Health Care Cost Institute.The numbers that matter: Health care spending grew by 4.5% from 2015 to 2016, yet utilization was steady — or, in some cases, actually declined — during the same period. According to HCCI's analysis, which is...
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Jan
23

Miami Herald: Working Americans are using less healthcare but paying more for it

By: Daniel ChangMost Americans have health coverage through their jobs, but that doesn't mean they are better off when it comes to spending for their care, according to a five-year analysis of billions of insurance claims by the nonprofit Health Care Cost Institute.In a study published Tuesday, HCCI found that working Americans used less healthcare but paid more for it every year from 2012 to 2016...
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Jan
23

POLITICO Pulse: Spending growth outpaces need for care

By: Dan Diamond Indiana is abuzz with news that the Trump administration this week will approve the state's pending Medicaid waiver, which would add a work requirement for able-bodied adults, multiple sources tell POLITICO's Rachana Pradhan.Indiana's pioneering conservative Medicaid model — which CMS Administrator Seema Verma helped develop as a consultant and then-Gov. Mike Pence used to expand M...
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Jan
23

WebMD: Spending More on Health Care? Here's Why

 By Robert PreidtAmericans spent more on health care in 2016, even though their use of health care did not increase, and rising costs are the reason why, a new report shows."It is time to have a national conversation on the role of price increases in the growth of health care spending," said Niall Brennan, president of the Health Care Cost Institute. The institute is a non-partisan, nonprofit...
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Nov
22

Health Payer Intelligence: Deductibles, Out-of-Pocket Healthcare Spending Rose 3% in 2015

By: Vera Gruessner Healthcare spending within the private health insurance market has grown 4.6 percent in 2015, according to a press release from the Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI). This type of growth in spending is higher than in recent years. For instance, healthcare spending in 2014 saw a 2.6 percent rise while 2013 spending increased by 3 percent.The HCCI study, called the 2015 Healt...
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