State Models for Health Care Cost Measurement: A Policy and Operational Framework

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Dollars spent on health care are dollars not available for other uses. Understanding the rate at which costs are growing—and the growth rate the economy can bear—is important for the financial health of any state. This report looks at total cost of care measurement activities in four states and the policy priorities in each state that are driving the activity. It examines the questions these states had to ask and in determining total cost of care measurement—where data come from, what to count, how to count—and how they answered them.

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Date: May 2015
Author: Milbank Memorial Fund