McAvey and Ario Quoted on More States Adopting State Health Care Cost Growth Benchmarking

More states will adopt state healthcare cost growth benchmarking, researchers say
– Modern Healthcare

Manatt Health Director Kevin McAvey and Managing Director Joel Ario are quoted in Modern Healthcare discussing their latest report on state health care benchmarking frameworks designed to help limit health costs. “Standardizing how those benchmarks are created and measured could lower the barrier of entry for other states and lift efforts to curb health care cost inflation, a new report from Manatt Health found,” the publication reported. “Benchmarking provides regulators and policymakers the tools to do their jobs effectively and has been increasingly used to advance local priorities like primary care and behavioral health,”McAvey explained. “Benchmarking has also helped states address patients’ rising cost-sharing burden,” Ario added.

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