Do Higher Priced Providers Deliver Higher Quality Care? An Analysis of the Price/Quality Relationship Using HCCI Data
Zack Cooper, Yale University
This NIHCM-funded study took a deep dive into new private-sector claims data to explore variation in the prices hospitals negotiate with private payers, seeking to understand the factors drivering this variation, including hospital and insurance market concentration, clinical quality and other characteristics of the hospital. Findings are relevant to efforts to improve health system performance and promote value.