Infographic: U.S. Hospital Administrative Costs

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014
This post was written by Melanie Matthews

Twenty-five percent of all U.S. healthcare spending is for administrative costs…the highest among eight other nations.

The Commonwealth Fund, in a new infographic, looks at the differences in administrative healthcare spending between the United States and the Netherlands, England and Canada, spending per person in these countries and the potential for savings if the United States could reduce its administrative costs.

U.S. Hospitals Have the Highest Administrative Costs

Data Sources for Rate-Setting in ACOs, Exchanges and Narrow NetworksGreater cost transparency and consumer engagement are front-and-center in the health insurance revolution that is underway, and the use of data is driving these monumental changes.

Data Sources for Rate-Setting in ACOs, Exchanges and Narrow Networks examines the various ways claims data can be used in the new health insurance marketplace. In addition to helping support the adjudication of out-of-network claims, claims data can provide the building blocks for ACO development, as well as the foundation for pursuing a narrow-network strategy, developing consumer-oriented tools to promote effective plan selection and plan management, and building internal dashboards for strategic decision making.

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