Rhode Island Healthcare Cost Trends Project
Data transparency is a necessary component of a functioning healthcare market. Readily available information on price and quality is essential to foster the development of performance-based care delivery.
In 2018, the Center launched a new partnership—the Rhode Island Healthcare Cost Trends Project—with the State of Rhode Island and Brown University to analyze spending data from the state’s all-payer claims database to improve healthcare performance throughout the state. Using findings from this analysis, the project will work with multiple stakeholders—including payers, providers, employers, and patients—to assess cost drivers, identify opportunities to improve outcomes and lower costs of care, and establish a target for future healthcare cost growth. The Rhode Island Healthcare Cost Trends Project will include exploration of how greater transparency around provider performance can be leveraged to improve healthcare purchasing decisions and care delivery reforms in a model that can be replicated across the nation.