Karen Tseng 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) catalyzing improvements in the performance of the health care market, and supporting the work of other HPC teams to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the health care system.

 

About the Policy Director: MP

Karen Tseng leads the Market Performance team in monitoring 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 joining the HPC, she was an Assistant Attorney General in the Health Care Division of the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office.  She is a former Lecturer on Law at Harvard and trustee of the Skadden Foundation. She serves as a Commissioner on the Massachusetts Asian American Commission.