Measuring the Cost-Of-Care

Three issue briefs detail the work of the High-Value Health Care Project (HVHC), a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation-supported effort to help enhance the quality and equality of U.S. health care. HVHC was designed to explore ways to aggregate and report data from different health plans to physicians; develop standards and models for collecting and reporting patient race and ethnicity data; and develop cost-of-care measures that can help explain how different providers use resources and compare them to national benchmarks.

The project was sponsored by the RWJF with work being conducted through grants to America’s Health Insurance Plans Foundation, American Board of Medical Specialties and the Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform at the Brookings Institution. The briefs mark the culmination of the project and deliver key lessons around ways in which the U.S. health care system can be improved to be of higher value and quality.