The Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement (NRHI) released its third report – Data is the Spark, Collaboration is the Fuel – comparing the total cost of care for those with private insurance in various U.S. regions. The report uses the average cost of healthcare for comparable populations as its benchmark and compares each state to that average. The report found that healthcare costs vary widely between states. The NRHI report dives deeper to explore why costs differ and reveals how varied care delivery patterns and local prices contribute to the cost differences between Colorado, Maryland, Minnesota, Oregon, St. Louis, and Utah.
NRHI is a national non-profit representing regional health improvement collaboratives (RHICs) and state partners working to achieve better health, and high-quality, affordable care.
- Data is the Spark, Collaboration is the Fuel: http://www.nrhi.org/uploads/rwj_tcoc_phaseiii_benchmark_2018_r7.pdf