Katherine Scarborough Mills leads the Market Performance team, responsible for advancing the HPC’s statutory charge to encourage a more value-based health care system by increasing the transparency of and catalyzing improvements in the performance of the health care market. Among other responsibilities, this includes (1) managing a first-of-its-kind database for tracking the number, type, and frequency of material changes to the governance or operations of health care providers (MCNs), (2) evaluating the impact of significant provider transactions on the competitive market and on the state’s ability to meet the health care cost growth benchmark (CMIRs), and (3) collaborating with other HPC teams to catalyze improvements in the performance of the health care market, such as by analyzing the impact of market structure on cost trends, providing technical expertise in implementing a registration program for provider organizations, and evaluating different approaches to and identifying best practices in incenting provider performance.

About the Acting Policy Director: MP

Katherine Scarborough Mills is leads a team of attorneys, economists, and other health care experts in implementing a first-in-the-nation registration program to provide transparency on the composition and function of provider organizations in Massachusetts; in monitoring and analyzing the impact of changes in the provider market on health care costs, quality, and access; and in developing policy to encourage a value-based health care system. Prior to her current role, she was the HPC's Deputy Director for cost and market impact reviews where she led comprehensive reviews of the proposed expansion of the Commonwealth’s largest provider organization.  Prior to joining the HPC, she was an attorney with the Massachusetts Senate Committee on Ways and Means where she worked closely on the 2012 health care cost containment law as well as other health care, public health, mental health and environmental legislation.  Ms. Mills earned her A.B. from Harvard College, her J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law, and her M.P.H. from Tufts Medical School.

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