Resources & Reports
Health Care Spending Trends in New York State By: NYSHealth Priority Areas: Empowering Health Care Consumers, Advancing Primary Care Date: October 2017 Type: Resources
This NYSHealth-produced data snapshot highlights key cost drivers and trends and shows how New York compares nationally and with other states.
Health Care Cost Transparency Website: “YouCanPlanForThis.org” By: FAIR Health Priority Areas: Empowering Health Care Consumers Date: September 2017 Type: Resources, Website
This NYSHealth-funded website by FAIR Health offers easy-to-use, reliable information on health care costs, allowing consumers to plan financially for commonly performed health care services. The next phase of the site—expected in February 2018—will also include specific quality metrics for hospitals.
Yelp for Health: Using the Wisdom of Crowds to Find High-Quality Hospitals By: Manhattan Institute Priority Areas: Empowering Health Care Consumers Date: April 2017 Type: Resources, Report
This NYSHealth-funded report by Manhattan Institute assesses if patient-generated website reviews and ratings on social media correlate with objective quality measures for New York State hospitals.
Still Searching: How People Use Health Care Price Information in the United States, New York State, Florida, Texas, and New Hampshire By: Public Agenda Priority Areas: Empowering Health Care Consumers Date: April 2017 Type: Resources, Report
Health Navigator NY on WCNY Radio By: NYSHealth Priority Areas: Empowering Health Care Consumers Date: January 2017 Type: Multimedia
The health care system is incredibly complex to understand and navigate, and consumer-friendly information about prices, quality, and other aspects of care is lacking. To better arm consumers with information to help them make savvier decisions about their own health and health care, NYSHealth funded the Public Broadcasting Council of Central New York—known as WCNY—to develop and broadcast content through Health Navigator NY, a multiplatform project designed to help New Yorkers navigate the health care system and engage in the management of their own health care needs.
Why Are Hospital Prices Different? An Examination of New York Hospital Reimbursement By: Gorman Actuarial Priority Areas: Empowering Health Care Consumers Date: December 2016 Type: Resources, Report
This report, funded in part by NYSHealth, examines the factors behind New York State hospitals’ wide price variation, with some hospitals up to 2.7 times more expensive than the lowest-priced ones in the same region.
A Blueprint for Improving Access to Primary Care for Adults with Physical Disabilities By: Independence Care System Priority Areas: Empowering Health Care Consumers, Advancing Primary Care Date: December 2016 Type: Resources
This NYSHealth-funded report, A Blueprint for Improving Access to Primary Care for Adults with Physical Disabilities, was created by the Independence Care System (ICS) as a guide for primary care providers to expand access to care for adults with disabilities.
Assessing and Improving Cost Estimator Tools for Consumers By: Consumers Union Priority Areas: Empowering Health Care Consumers Date: December 2016 Type: Resources, Article, Report
This NYSHealth-funded report in Consumer Reports offers ratings of health cost estimator tools, both nationally and New York State-specific, that help consumers make better-informed decisions about their health care.
Keeping Score: How New York Can Encourage Value-Based Health Care Competition By: Manhattan Institute Priority Areas: Empowering Health Care Consumers Date: March 2016 Type: Resources, Report
This Manhattan Institute report, supported by NYSHealth, documents the rise in hospital mergers since the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and their subsequent effects on health care prices and quality, focusing particularly on New York State.
New York’s All-Payer Database: A New Lens for Consumer Transparency By: APCD Council Priority Areas: Empowering Health Care Consumers, Advancing Primary Care Date: September 2015 Type: Resources, Report
This NYSHealth-funded report, prepared by the APCD Council, examines the issues related to the development of regulations and policies for an all-payer database (APD) in New York State. It also offers recommendations for State policymakers on the choices before them and seeks to preserve an expansive vision for the APD and the extent of its powers.