Designed to support affordability initiatives, to identify instances of overuse and inefficiency, and to highlight cost-saving opportunities.
HealthPartners’ Total Cost of Care and Resource Use (TCOC) framework addresses one of the most fundamental problems related to population health: rising health care costs. It is a full-population, person-centered measurement tool that accounts for 100% of the care provided to a patient. Additionally, it supplies a reporting suite to support multiple levels of analysis.
HealthPartners has been developing health care cost of care and resource use measures since 1995. The National Quality Forum endorsed HealthPartners’ Total Cost Index (TCI) and Resource Use Index (RUI) measures in 2012 and re-endorsed them in 2017.
Our measures were reviewed and deemed credible by the National Quality Forum’s (NQF) independent statistical consultant.
Tools help providers, payers, employers, researchers, and government entities to evaluate the costs and resources used to treat varying populations.
Three analytic packages for implementing Total Cost of Care and Resources Use.
Resource Use & Price
Videos presented by Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement (NRHI)
Total Cost of Care white paper
An in-depth look at TCOC
Resource use white paper
A detailed review of the building blocks of resource use measurement
Reporting suite overview
TCOC is widespread throughout the United States
NRHI: Data is the Spark, Collaboration is the Fuel
NRHI Healthcare Affordability: Untangling Cost Drivers
AJMC – Making Measurement Meaningful
AJMC – Tracking Spending Using a Distributed Data Model
Consumer Reports - TCOC vs. Quality