Gov. Gina Raimondo this week signed an executive order establishing a 3.2 percent target for health care spending growth in Rhode Island through 2022. Hospital Association of Rhode Island President Teresa Paiva Weed attended the signing. She is a member of the steering committee for the Rhode Island Healthcare Cost Trends Project, which will leverage the state’s existing all-payer claims database to identify cost and utilization drivers, develop an annual health care cost growth target and inform system performance improvements. In November, Delaware Gov. John Carney issued an executive order establishing state health care spending and quality benchmarks.

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