The annual health care cost trends hearing is a public examination into the drivers of health care costs as well as the engagement of experts and witnesses to identify particular challenges and opportunities within the Commonwealth's health care system. Chapter 224 transferred the responsibility to conduct the hearing to the Commission, in coordination with the Office of the Attorney General (AGO) and Center for Health Information and Analysis (CHIA). The hearing occurred Tuesday, October 1 and Wednesday, October 2 at 9:00 AM at the University of Massachusetts Boston Campus Center. It provided a unique opportunity to evaluate evidence and assess the health care market’s response to the cost growth benchmark and quality, transparency and care delivery innovations required by Chapter 224.
Read the AGO's 2013 report: 2013 Examination of Health Care Cost Trends and Cost Drivers file size 3MB
Read CHIA's 2013 report: AR_MA Health Care Market_2013.pdf file size 1MB
Learn about the 2010-2012 cost trends hearings hosted by CHIA at www.mass.gov/chia/costtrends