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Sep
25

The Wall Street Journal: Cost of Employer-Provided Health Coverage Passes $20,000 a Year

HCCI's 2017 Health Care Cost and Utilization Report was cited in a Wall Street Journal article on the cost of employer-sponsored insurance. From the article: "A major driver of the cost of coverage has been the rising prices that insurers and employers pay for health care, said Niall Brennan, chief executive of the Health Care Cost Institute, a nonprofit. "The vast majority of ...
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Jul
30

The Wall Street Journal: Health-Care Spending Soars in New York State

HCCI's report with the New York State Health Foundation on health care spending in New York was recently featured in a Wall Street Journal article.From the article: "Health-care spending on New Yorkers who get insurance through work is higher and rising more sharply than the national average. The main reason, according to a new report, is price growth.Rising prices of doctor visits, inpa...
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Dec
27

The Wall Street Journal: The Hidden System That Explains How Your Doctor Makes Referrals

By: Anna Wilde Mathews and Melanie Evans More primary-care doctors work directly for hospitals, and they are being pushed to keep lucrative referrals in-house. Phoebe Putney Health System doesn't want its doctors to send business to competitors. If they do, Phoebe makes sure their bosses know about it.Doctors working for the Albany, Ga.-based hospital system's affiliated physician group ...
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Oct
03

Wall Street Journal: Employer-Provided Health Insurance Approaches $20,000 a Year

HCCI's 2016 Annual Report was cited in the WSJ:The HCCI findings are "pretty compelling," said Paul Ginsburg, a professor at the University of Southern California. "Higher prices from providers is the most important element in rising premiums in the past few years."  Employer-Provided Health Insurance Approaches $20,000 a Year - WSJ The average cost of health coverage offered by employers ros...
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Sep
18

Wall Street Journal: Behind Your Rising Health-Care Bills: Secret Hospital Deals that Squelch Competition

​HCCI data was featured in The Wall Street Journal showing that insurers pay higher prices for some services performed on an outpatient basis that could also be performed in doctors offices.
Sep
18

The Wall Street Journal: Behind Your Rising Health-Care Bills: Secret Hospital Deals That Squelch Competition

Behind Your Rising Health-Care Bills: Secret Hospital Deals That Squelch Competition - WSJ Hidden provisions in contracts between health-care providers and insurers allow hospitals to hide prices from consumers, add fees and discourage use of less-expensive rivals. https://www.wsj.com/articles/behind-your-rising-health-care-bills-secret-hospital-deals-that-squelch-competition-1537281963?mod=hp_lea...
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