White Paper: Proactively Identifying the High Cost Population

We’ve all read the statistic from AHRQ that 5 percent of the population accounts for roughly half of total health care expenditures – but what can health care systems and payers do to identify these patients as a precursor to better managing their care?

The Health Care Transformation Task Force, a consortium of patients, payers, providers and purchasers working to transform the U.S. health care system, addresses this issue through its latest white paper – “Proactively Identifying the High Cost Population.” Learn best practices to identify high cost patients and review proven methods to stratify high cost patients for targeted care management.

-White Paper Updated on August 11, 2015-


A special thank you to all of our High Cost Patient Work Group member organizations:

ACCC Cancer
ACI Strategies
Aledade, Inc.
Atrius Health
Beth Israel Deaconess Care Organization
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
Blue Shield of California*
Caesars Entertainment Corporation
Centra Health
CEP America
Dartmouth - Hitchcock
Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice
Dawe Health Strategies/CapView Associates
Dignity Health
Evolent Health
Fresenius Medical Care
Health Care Service Corporation - Illinois Blues
Leavitt Partners
Leverage Health Solutions
Maine Health Management Coalition
Mercy Health
National Partnership for Women & Families
NextGen Healthcare
OSF HealthCare System
Pacific Business Group on Health
Providence Health & Services
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
SCL Health
SSM Health Care
Trinity Health
Tucson Medical Center Healthcare
West Health Policy Center

*Denotes lead of Work Group