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COVID Research Accelerator Launched: 1M dollars for research teams leveraging the COVID-19 Research Database

The COVID-19 Research Database Consortium announces new funding opportunity for research teams leveraging Real World Data available to inform medical interventions and targeted mitigation policies. [San Francisco, California] May 4, 2021 – Datavant, the Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI), and the COVID-19 Research Database Consortium announced the launch of a grant program today, in collaboration w...
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Reader's Digest: A Blood Test in This State Will Run You 25 Times More Than in Other States

HCCI's 2019 Past the Price Index report was featured in Reader's Digest. From the article:  "'Generally, Texas had some of the highest blood test median prices in the country, with 5 of the 12 highest prices studied,' the HCCI authors wrote. For instance, a blood test in Beaumont costs 25 times more than a blood test in Toledo, Ohio." A Blood Test in This State Will Run You 25 Times...
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GAO Press Release: GAO Makes Appointments to the State All Payer Claims Databases Advisory Committee

HCCI's President and CEO Niall Brennan was chosen to participate in the Government Accountability Office's State All Payer Claims Databases Advisory Committee. In this role, he will help to craft recommendations to the Secretary of Labor on the standardized format and associated guidance for the voluntary reporting by group health plans to State All Payer Claims Databases. From the ...
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NPR: The COVID Relief Bill Expands the Affordable Care Act. It Doesn't Come Cheap

HCCI's research on commercial insurance payments to providers was mentioned in an NPR article on recent expansions to the Affordable Care Act. From the article: "For example, health insurers in the Atlanta area pay primary care physicians $93 on average for a basic patient visit, according to an analysis of 2017 commercial insurance data by the Health Care Cost Institute, a research nonprofit." Th...
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USA Today: A National System to Prioritize COVID-19 Vaccines has Largely Failed as States Rely on Their Own Systems

HCCI's President and CEO Niall Brennan was quoted in a USA Today article on failures of the federal COVID-19 vaccination system. From the article: "'They literally thought their job stopped with vaccine development,' said Niall Brennan, CEO of the Health Care Cost Institute and former chief data officer for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. 'No, your job stops when the...
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