UMMS Affiliation

Commonwealth Medicine, Center for Health Law and Economics



Document Type

Technical Report


Health Economics | Health Law and Policy | Health Policy | Health Services Administration | Health Services Research


This analysis documents price variations across the state and suggests a process and methodology that the Vermont Green Mountain Care Board could use to set standard rates. The report determined that inpatient prices among Vermont's 14 hospitals and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in New Hampshire vary from 71 to 130 percent of the state average. The analysis identified a number of factors that explain some variation in professional prices among providers and also showed there is no consistency in the share of variation explained by each factor across health services.


Client/Partner: Green Mountain Care Board


data analytics, health care reform, payment reform, policy development, Vermont



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