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Reference-Based Inpatient and Outpatient Payment Reference-Based Inpatient and Outpatient Payment Analysis: Reducing Payment Variation as a Potential Cost-Savings Analysis: Reducing Payment Variation as a Potential Cost-Savings Mechanism

November 2018

CATEGORIES:

Health Reform

FILTERS:

Cost, Health, Commercial, Medicare

CONTACT

Jonathan Mathieu
jmathieu@civhc.org

A new analysis using data from the Colorado All-Payer Claims Database (CO APCD) shows millions in potential savings for Coloradans with commercial health insurance by using Medicare and average commercial payments as a baseline. Reducing variation using similar reference-based pricing models has proven effective in other states and this study shows Colorado could benefit as well.