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2014-02-27 20:22:59

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Actuaries, the public policy and professionalism voice of the U.S. actuarial profession, announces a public policy research partnership with the Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI) to complement the Academy's intensive examination of health care costs and quality of care in the United States. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100322/AAALOGO The Academy sees in HCCI a shared goal of improving public...

Out Of Pocket Health Care Spending On The Rise
2013-09-24 11:22:37

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online If out-of-pocket expenses for healthcare seem like they are cutting into your wallet more than ever, it’s probably because they are. A study released Tuesday by the Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI) showed that out-of-pocket expenses rose more rapidly than expenditures per person in 2012, by 4.8 percent or about $770 per person. The comprehensive report also found that Americans are increasingly opting for more generic drugs and...

2013-02-27 14:09:22

HCCI analysis suggests jump in spending on mental health-substance use admissions The Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 ("Parity Act") increased access to mental health and substance use services in hospitals, yet consumers continued to pay more out-of-pocket for substance use admissions than for other types of hospital admissions, finds a new Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI) report. The report is one of the first of its kind to look...

2012-07-02 11:21:47

Teens see highest rate of per capita spending growth; children over 9 see increases in prescription drug expenditures; use of mental health services grows Spending on health care for children grew faster than spending for adults between 2007 and 2010 due to increasing prices for all categories of goods and services, finds a new report from the Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI). This rise in spending occurred despite a decline in number of commercially insured children and a drop in the use...

2012-05-21 20:31:44

HCCI's report shows facility prices outpaced general inflation for the privately insured under 65; report tracks trends in price, spending, utilization, and mix of services used Rising prices for care were the chief driver of health care costs for privately insured Americans in 2010, according to the first report from the newly formed Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI). The per capita spending on inpatient and outpatient facilities, professional procedures, and prescriptions drugs rose 3.3...

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