What is the Healthcare Spending Index for Private Insurance?
The Healthcare Spending Index for Private Insurance (HSI-PI) measures historical and current levels of per capita spending on healthcare for individuals with private health insurance; published quarterly from November 2010 onward. In the initial release, we are profiling individuals whose coverage is provided by self-insured employers only. This represents approximately 25 percent of the total U.S. population. The HSI-PI will be released quarterly, approximately 90 days after the end of the quarter in which healthcare services were used. The leading four quarters of estimates are provisional, and are subject to revision in subsequent quarterly releases of the indexes.
The Truven Health Spending Index for Private Insurance (HSI-PI) rose in 2011 Q4, reaching 169 versus 167 in 2011 Q3. The rate of overall annual inflation for the four quarters ending in 2011 Q4 was estimated at 3.8 percent.
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