New Hampshire's Health Insurance Market and Provider Payment System: An Analysis of Stakeholder Views

Author: 

Michael Grenier

Michael
Grenier
M.P.A.
University of Massachusetts Medical School

Katharine London

Katharine
London
M.S.
University of Massachusetts Medical School

Amanda Littell-Clark

Amanda
Littell-Clark
J.D., M.P.H.
University of Massachusetts Medical School

Rebecca Kushner

Rebecca
Kushner
M.P.A.
University of Massachusetts Medical School

Javeeria Ghani

Javeeria
Ghani
M.P.H.
University of Massachusetts Medical School

John Freedman

John
Freedman
M.D., M.B.A.
Freedman Healthcare

Missy Garrity

Missy
Garrity
M.B.A., P.M.P.
Freedman Healthcare
August 12, 2013

The New Hampshire Insurance Department (NHID) contracted with the Center for Health Law and Economics at the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) and its partner Freedman HealthCare, LLC (FHC) to analyze the current health insurance payment system in New Hampshire and factors affecting premium rates and health care costs. The team gathered information through interviews with 26 health care industry stakeholders, including providers, carriers, and consumers. Additionally, the team received data from three large New Hampshire carriers regarding payment methods and plan design. The team supplemented the interviews with an analysis of the 2011 New Hampshire Comprehensive Health Care Information System (NHCHIS), as well as other reports from NHID and nationally published literature on health industry topics.

Center/Program: 
Center for Health Law and Economics
Client/Partner: 
New Hampshire Insurance Department