As part of the Health Spending Accountability and Transparency Program, OHIC collaborated with an analytics consultant and the Health Care Cost Trends Steering Committee to develop interactive dashboards that utilize All-Payer Claims Database (APCD) data. These dashboards provide transparent reporting on trends in the cost and use of healthcare services in Rhode Island. The purpose is to inform provider organizations, payers, purchasers, policymakers, and state residents interested in improving the affordability of healthcare in Rhode Island.
The dashboards employ common methods for analyzing healthcare spending. Because alternative methods will produce different results, the measures reported here may differ from those generated by the Rhode Island Medicaid program. Individuals eligible for both Medicaid and Medicare, known as dual eligibles, are included only under their primary insurance coverage.
Although we believe the information, analysis, and methodology presented in the Cost Trends reports are accurate, reporting errors may impact the tool's calculations. Users assume responsibility for determining the tool's suitability for their purposes and use it at their own risk. OHIC may modify the information and analysis without notice.