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HCCI Releases New Healthy Marketplace Index Tools

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Across cities throughout the United States, there is wide variation in the commercial prices and use of the same health care services, according to a new Robert Wood Johnson Foundation-funded interactive report from the Health Care Cost Institute. The analysis uses more than 1.8 billion commercial health care claims and data visualization techniques to benchmark both prices and use across 112 metropolitan areas from 2012 to 2016. The report allows users to compare price and use levels for three service categories – inpatient, outpatient and professional services – in multiple areas, and changes in price and utilization over time.

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  1. Martina Dolan Post author | March 13, 2019

    More on this topic from Modern Healthcare: Commercial healthcare prices in metro areas are rising while usage is falling, according to a new analysis. Prices increased 13% as utilization dropped 17% from 2012 to 2016, a new iteration of the Health Care Cost Institute’s analysis of more than 1.8 billion commercial claims revealed. Metro areas with higher prices tended to have lower use, and vice versa, HCCI researchers found.

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