The Health Care Cost Institute and United Healthcare are ending their data collaboration relationship agreement, that has provided United’s deidentified insurance claims data for analyses of U.S. healthcare spending, utilization, and market performance. HCCI continues to receive data from its remaining three partners — Aetna, Humana and Kaiser Permanente.
United is one of four major health insurers that share data for in-house analysis at HCCI, as well as outside research through data-sharing agreements HCCI coordinates with universities and selected other organizations. HCCI and its payer partners remain committed to their shared mission, and will approve up to ten new external research projects incorporating United data between now and June 30, 2019. These ten new research projects are in addition to any projects approved under the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Health Data for Action program. All new and existing HCCI research partners will have the option to continue to access HCCI’s combined dataset, including United data, until December 31, 2022.