Cost & Quality Atlas

California Regional Health Care Cost & Quality Atlas

Benchmarking and tracking regional performance on key quality and cost measures is critical to achieving high-quality, affordable, patient-centered care for all Californians.

The second edition of the California Regional Health Care Cost & Quality Atlas brings together 2013 and 2015 multi-payer data by geographic region—including commercial insurance, Medicare, and Medi-Cal—on more than 30 standardized measures of health care quality, cost, patient cost sharing, and utilization to help purchasers, health plans, and policymakers focus performance improvement initiatives.

A collaboration of IHA, the California Health Care Foundation (CHCF), and the California Health and Human Services Agency, the online Atlas includes information about care provided to 29 million insured Californians and shows that health care costs and quality vary widely across the state. Unwarranted variation potentially can harm patients and waste scarce resources.

Continued tracking of regional performance on key quality and cost measures through the Atlas can provide a roadmap to reduce unwarranted cost and quality variation and advance high-value care for all Californians. With continued CHCF support and participation by health plans, IHA will update the Atlas with 2017 data by the end of 2018. For additional information, access the Atlas News Release and Fact Sheet.