Until recently, there has been a lack of timely, detailed information to track the components of national commercial health care spending, support analysis of underlying cost drivers, and explore the reasons for cost and spending variations across the country. To remedy this, HCCI began making health care claims data available to its Academic Partners and authorized researchers around the U.S. through the NORC Data Enclave.
The Data Enclave currently holds claims data for the years 2008-2015 from three national carriers for more than 50 million individuals per year enrolled in commercial insurance or Medicare Advantage. Authorized researchers may access the data in five-year increments (currently, 2008-2012, 2009-2013, 2010-2014, and 2011-2015). Research teams that are currently accessing HCCI’s detailed claims data include: the American Academy of Actuaries, Congressional Budget Office, Dartmouth College, Federal Trade Commission, Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, the National Bureau of Economic Research, Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, Society of Actuaries, University of California-Berkeley, University of California-San Francisco, University of Chicago, University of Colorado, University of Michigan, University of Minnesota, University of Pennsylvania, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, University of Washington, and Weill Cornell Medicine.