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New Report Compares Total Cost of Care Across Regions

MNCM has been involved and contributing data to a five-year program to test the feasibility of measuring regional variation in total cost of care, relative resource use, and overall commercial health care pricing.

This program was funded by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and coordinated through the Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement (NRHI). Using the same methodology developed by HealthPartners that MNCM uses for the Minnesota market total cost of care measure, the project compared the cost, use, and prices of Colorado, Maryland, Minnesota, Oregon, Utah, and the St. Louis area.

The recent report compares costs, resource use, and pricing across regions for 2016.