The Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI) and Blue Health Intelligence® (BHI®) announced a multi-year data partnership, significantly expanding HCCI’s data resources and bolstering its ability to provide research insights to aid employers, government officials and the public in finding solutions to address health care costs.
BHI data represents medical claims from participating Blue Cross and Blue Shield company members, stripped of any identifying information about individuals and employers. Its inclusion adds significantly to HCCI’s existing data arrangements with other payers. HCCI’s dataset is one of the few independent sources of information on people who get health insurance through their employers—the largest single source of health coverage for Americans.
As previously blogged earlier this year (AHT, 1/30/2019) HCCI and United Healthcare announced they were ending their data collaboration relationship agreement, that had 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 other three partners — Aetna, Humana and Kaiser Permanente.