Unit Cost vs. Utilization As Reason for Health Care Cost Increases

The Massachusetts Attorney General published a final report about two weeks ago showing the impact of unit price increases compared to utilization increases for the three major regional health plans in Eastern Massachusetts.    As you can see, over recent years the overwhelming reason for increased overall health care costs was increase in unit cost - not increase in utilization.  

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