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Healthcare Spending Index - Employer Sponsored Insurance, 2016Q1 Update

The Healthcare Spending Index for Employer-Sponsored Insurance (HSI-ESI) with preliminary estimates of early 2016 spending shows continuing trends along all dimensions reported. The Truven Health Analytics HSI-ESI uses private sector claims data to analyze spending trends for those with employer-sponsored insurance.

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Year-End 2015 Healthcare Spending Index - Employer Sponsored Insurance

The Healthcare Spending Index for Employer-Sponsored Insurance (HSI-ESI) with preliminary estimates of late 2015 spending shows that annual prescription drug spending is nearing the level of annual per capita inpatient spending. The Truven Health Analytics HSI-ESI uses private sector claims data to analyze spending trends for those with employer-sponsored insurance.

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Hospital Executive Compensation Study

Truven Health Analytics™ and Mercer teamed to investigate whether there is a correlation between CEO compensation and hospital performance on a balanced scorecard. The study showed there is a strong alignment for the highest level of performance. However, the study also found that 80% of hospitals do not perform well on a balanced scorecard. Instead, compensation appears to be designed to incent the CEO to pursue metrics mandated by CMS - leading to potentially dangerous imbalances in performance.

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Healthcare Spending Index for Employer-Sponsored Insurance

The Truven Health Analytics™ Healthcare Spending Index for Employer-Sponsored Insurance (HSI-ESI) measures historical and current levels of per capita spending on healthcare by individuals with employer-sponsored insurance. The current data, through June 2015, are now available; the latest four quarters of estimates are preliminary and are subject to revision in subsequent quarterly releases of the index.

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Valuable Insights on Employers’ Health, Productivity, and Absence Programs

The EMPAQ® Insights Report is now available. Developed from the responses of more than 100 large employers representing nearly 4 million employees, and created by The National Business Group on Health® and Truven Health Analytics™, this report contains valuable benchmarks and actionable insights for employers looking to improve their health, productivity and absence programs. For more information on how your organization can get involved with EMPAQ, visit empaq.org.

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Truven Health PULSE Wave Survey: Insurance Deductibles and Spending Accounts

Despite all the attention that High Deductible Health Plans (HDHPs) are getting, this month’s survey reveals that nearly half of people with healthcare insurance have deductibles of less than $1,000 and only five percent have deductibles of $5,000 or more. Twenty-one percent of all insureds have either a Health Savings Account (HSA) or Flexible Spending Account (FSA) which are often used to cover deductibles.

 

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Healthcare Spending Index for Employer-Sponsored Insurance

The Truven Health Analytics™ Healthcare Spending Index for Employer-Sponsored Insurance (HSI-ESI) measures historical and current levels of per capita spending on healthcare by individuals with employer-sponsored insurance. It is updated quarterly, approximately 90 days after the end of the quarter in which healthcare services were used; the latest four quarters of estimates are preliminary and are subject to revision in subsequent quarterly releases of the index.

Download HSI-ESI (added 12/2014)

 


 

Socioeconomic Factors Related to Readmissions

In this podcast, David Foster, Lead Scientist of the Center for Healthcare Analytics, Truven Health and Brian Waterman, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Truven Health, discuss socioeconomic factors related to readmissions, and how access to data can help achieve and maintain organization-wide improvements. By applying our Community Need Index (CNI), hospitals are able to identify those socioeconomic status (SES)/race factors that may lead to better intervention strategies and reduced readmissions.

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CMS Readmission Penalties: Estimating the Impact of Socioeconomics and Race Research Brief

Hospitals that struggle with higher community need, regardless of whether they are safety net hospitals or not, show higher average CMS readmission penalties than do hospitals serving patients from needy communities. Adjusting CMS models to account for socioeconomic and race factors would provide for more unbiased comparisons between and among U.S. hospitals for readmission penalty assessments.

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Healthcare Spending Index for Employer-Sponsored Insurance: Methodology and Baseline Results

The Truven Health Analytics™ Healthcare Spending Index for Employer-Sponsored Insurance (HSI-ESI) measures historical and current levels of per capita spending on healthcare for individuals with private health insurance.

Download HSI-ESI (added 11/2010)