Meetings of the 11-member board are held every six weeks throughout the year. At these meetings, board members receive a high-level overview of major workstreams at the HPC and discuss topics relevant to the HPC’s work in Massachusetts health care cost containment. Major reports, regulations, and publications are authorized by a majority vote at these meetings.
In order to facilitate the work of the HPC, and to allow board members an opportunity to more fully examine specific topic areas, the HPC has five standing committees. These committees are organized around specific functions of the HPC and its enabling legislation, Chapter 224 of the Acts of 2012, and have both monitoring and operational responsibilities.
Discussion Series on Provider Price Variation
As was reviewed at the March 2 Board meeting, the HPC is convening a group of stakeholders to discuss specific, data-driven policy options to address unwarranted provider price variation. These meetings stem from the HPC's recent Special Report on Provider Price Variation, released in conjunction with the 2015 Cost Trends Report. The meetings will be held at the HPC's offices. Members of the public are welcome to attend.
Out-of-Network Billing Listening Sessions
Advisory Council Meetings
Quarterly the Executive Director of the Health Policy Commission convenes a 30-plus member Advisory Council, consisting of a wide range of health care leaders that help guide the HPC’s work. The Advisory Council consists of representatives from across the health care field, including providers, payers, consumer and patient advocates, and business, labor, education, and innovation representatives.
Community Hospitals at a Crossroads - Tuesday, March 29, 2016
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Cost Trends Hearing - Monday, October 17 and Tuesday October 18, 2016
Please note: Regular meetings of the HPC are open to public observation of the proceedings. These meeting dates, times, and locations are subject to change. Please check this page frequently for the latest updates.
If you require disability-related accommodations for HPC public meetings, please contact the HPC via phone at 617-979-1400 (voice or Video Relay Service) or by email at HPC-Info@state.ma.us. If possible, please contact us at least two weeks prior to the meeting so that we can accommodate your request.