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UnitedHealth pulling out of HCCI may mean no new data after 2017
Modern Healthcare

UnitedHealthcare’s decision to stop providing claims data to the Health Care Cost Institute for research is forcing the not-for-profit research institute to evaluate whether it will be able to continue to share data beyond its existing trove that runs through calendar year 2017. HCCI still has de-identified claims data from all four of its carrier partners—including United, Aetna, Humana and Kaiser Permanente—through calendar year 2017 that can be used through 2022, but the loss of UnitedHealthcare’s 2018 data and beyond presents the challenge of how and even whether the organization will be able to use the data it would continue to receive from its other partners.