Office of the Health Insurance Commissioner (OHIC)

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The Office of the Health Insurance Commissioner (OHIC) is responsible for:

Guarding the solvency of health insurers; Protecting the interest of consumers; Encouraging policies and evelopments that improve the quality and efficiency of health care service devliery and outcomes; and Viewing the health care system as a comprehensive entity and encourage and direct insureres towards policies that advance the welfare of the public through overall efficienty, improved health care quality, and appropriate access.

In 2013, OHIC completed an evaluation on the effectiveness and appropriateness of the Affordability Standards.  The evaluation found that the Standards have been successful in accelerating the primary care patient centered medical home transformation efforts and slowed the rate of hospital cost increases.  The OHIC Summary Document addressed the revised Affordability Standards which are intended to increase the affordability of health insurance and improve the efficacy of the delivery system, with particular emphasis on providing integrated population based care.  Details of OHIC Regulation 2 can be found here.

For more information, visit the OHIC website.

1511 Pontiac Ave, Building # 69 First Floor
Cranston, RI 02920
OHIC Administrative Office: 401-462-9517

Additional Resources

GAP Analysis Document for OHIC Cost Management Strategies

OHIC Website Screen Shots

OHIC Practic Self Assessment for Meeting Cost Containment Strategies

Fall 2016 Affordability Standards

RI Cost Containment Strategies Survey 2015

Our Mission

The mission of the Care Transformation Collaborative is to lead the transformation of primary care in Rhode Island in the context of an integrated health care system; and to improve the quality of care, the patient experience of care, the affordability of care, and the health of the populations we serve.