2015 Cost Trends Hearing Agenda  pdf format of 2015 Cost Trends Hearing Agenda

Monday, October 5

Arrival and Seating 8:30AM
Opening Remarks
Dr. Stuart Altman, Chair, Health Policy Commission
Ms. Renee Landers, Director of Health Law Concentration, Suffolk University Law School
Mr. David Seltz, Executive Director, Health Policy Commission
The Honorable Stanley Rosenberg, Senate President

9:00AM

 

Keynote Remarks
The Honorable Charles Baker, Governor
9:30AM
Presentation
Mr. Áron Boros, Executive Director, Center of Health Information and Analysis
9:50AM
Expert Speaker
Dr. Amitabh Chandra, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
10:00AM
Remarks
The Honorable Robert A. DeLeo, Speaker of the House
10:45AM

Witness Panel 1: Challenges to the Health Care Cost Growth Benchmark
Panel Theme: An examination of trends that impacted the state's ability to meet the Cost Growth Benchmark in 2014 and that may threaten future performance.

Dr. Stephen Boswell, President and CEO, Fenway Community Health Center
Mr. Normand Deschene, CEO, Lowell General Hospital/Wellforce
Mr. Robert Coughlin, President and CEO, Massachusetts Biotechnology Council
Mr. David Segal, President and CEO, Neighborhood Health Plan
Mr. James Roosevelt Jr., CEO, Tufts Health Plan

11:00AM
Lunch Break12:30PM
Presentation: Scope of Practice
Dr. David Auerbach, Deputy Director of Research and Cost Trends, Health Policy Commission
1:00PM

Witness Panel 2: Care Delivery Transformation and Innovation
Panel Theme: An examination of care delivery trends and onnovations aimed at improving access to primary care and reducing utilization of higher-cost, acute care settings (e.g., emergency department), services, and/or providers.

Mr. Barry Bock, CEO, Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program
Mr. Shaun Ginter, President and CEO, CareWell Urgent Care
Dr. Robert Master, CEO, Commonwealth Care Alliance
Dr. Nancy Gagliano, Chief Medical Officer, CVS Minute Clinic
Ms. Christine Schuster, President and CEO, Emerson Hospital
Dr. Timothy Ferris, Vice President of Population Health Management, Partners HealthCare System

1:20PM

Witness Panel 3: Value-Based Payment Reform - Progress and Opportunities
Panel Theme: An examination of payment reform trends and innovations aimed at increasing the adoption of alternative payment methodologies and enhancing financial incentives for providers to deliver efficient, high-quality, integrated care.

Mr. Mark Santos, President, New England Market, Aetna Health Plan
Dr. Mark Keroack, President and CEO, Baystate Health
Mr. Andrew Dreyfus, CEO, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Ms. Kate Walsh, President and CEO, Boston Medical Center
Dr. Barbara Spivak, President, Mount Auburn Cambridge Independent Practice Association

2:35PM
Public Testimony4:00PM
Tuesday, October 6
Arrival and Seating 8:30AM
Opening Remarks
Dr. Stuart Altman, Chair, Health Policy Commission
The Honorable Suzanne Bump, Auditor
9:00AM
Keynote Remarks
The Honorable Maura Healey, Attorney General
9:30AM
Presentation
Ms. Courtney Aladro, Assistant Attorney General, Health Care Division, Office of the Attorney General
9:50AM
Expert Speaker
Dr. Leemore Dafny, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
10:10AM

Witness Panel 4: Provider Market Structure to Promote Value
Panel Theme: An examination of the changing provder landscape in Massachusetts and the impact of recent changes on cost, quality, market competitiveness, referral patterns and access.

Mr. Jeffrey Hulburt, Interim President and CEO, Beth Israel Deaconess Care Organization
Ms. Dolores Mitchell, Executive Director, Group Insurance Commission
Dr. Howard Grant, President and CEO, Lahey Health
Dr. Michael Sheehy, Acting Chief Medical Officer, Reliant Medical Group
Dr. Eric Dickson, President and CEO, UMass Memorial Health Care

11:00AM
Lunch Break12:15PM
Presentation (Price Transparency in Massachusetts)
David Seltz, Health Policy Commission Executive Director
Ms. Amy Whitcomb Slemmer, Executive Director, Heath Care For All
1:00PM

Witness Panel 5: Transparency and Purchaser Incentives to Promote Value
Panel Theme: An examination of "demand-side" incentives to promote value-based health care purchasing decisions by employers, employees, and consumers, including the promotion of price transparency and innovative product design.

Mr. David Przesiek, Senior Vice President and Chief Sales Officer, Fallon Health Plan
Ms. Amy Whitcomb Slemmer, Executive Director, Health Care For All
Mr. David Shore, President, Massachusetts Association of Health Underwriters
Ms. Patricia Begrowicz, Owner, Onyx Specialty Papers, Inc.
Mr. John Jordan, Executive Vice President of Health Plans, Vitals

1:20PM

Witness Panel 6: Meeting the Benchmark in 2015 and Beyond
Panel Theme: An examination of future spending and market trends in Massachusetts that will impact the state's ability to meet the Cost Growth Benchmark in 2015 and future years.

Dr. Steven Strongwater, CEO, Atrius Health
Dr. Kevin Tabb, President and CEO, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Mr. Eric Schultz, President and CEO, Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan
Dr. David Torchiana, President and CEO, Partners HealthCare System
Ms. Ellen Zane, Chair, Wellforce; Vice Chair, Tufts Medical Center and Floating Hospital for Children; Chair, Minuteman Health

2:35PM
Public Testimony4:00PM