Oral Testimony - Delivered at 2015 Health Care Cost Trends Hearing

Stop TB Massachusetts  pdf format of Stop TB Massachusetts
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Other Testimony

Massachusetts Senior Care Association  pdf format of Massachusetts Senior Care Association

Pre-Filed Testimony

The Health Policy Commission’s (HPC) 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 HPC, in coordination with the Office of the Attorney General and Center for Health Information and Analysis.  The HPC’s mission is to advance a more transparent, accountable, and innovative health care system through independent policy leadership.  Our goal is better health and better care at a lower cost across the Commonwealth.

G.L. c. 6D § 8 requires the HPC to identify a number of health care providers and payers as witnesses for the Hearing. The HPC requests written (pre-filed) testimony from nearly 70 organizations and posts the responses on its website in advance of the Hearing.  Additionally, the HPC calls on over 30 individuals to testify in-person at the two-day Hearing. The pre-filed and live testimony helps to inform various research and policy streams, including the HPC’s Annual Cost Trends Report.

The 2015 pre-filed testimony questions span a variety of topics, including alternative payment methodologies, readmissions, price transparency, facility fees, and provider price variation. Additionally, a main focus of the 2015 Hearing and, accordingly, the pre-filed testimony questions, is the state’s performance under the health care cost growth benchmark. The HPC asks providers and payers to detail the actions taken to ensure that the Commonwealth met the benchmark in 2014 and will continue to do so in future years. The HPC is also asking organizations to describe in writing systematic or policy changes that have encouraged or enabled them to operate more efficiently without reducing quality.

For the first time in 2015, the HPC is also asking specific providers about how costs, referral patterns, quality, and access to care may have changed following the completion of material changes to their operations or governance structure. These market-focused questions are based on statements made by providers in the Notices of Material Change they submitted to the HPC prior to undergoing the material changes.

QuestionsRequests for TestimonyPre-Filed Testimony

Hospitals

Exhibits and Questions  docx format of Exhibits and Questions

AGO Exhibit 1  xlsx format of AGO Exhibit 1

Berkshire Medical Center  pdf format of Berkshire Medical Center
2015 Pre-Filed Testimony - Berkshire Medical Center  pdf format of 2015 Pre-Filed Testimony - Berkshire Medical Center
Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital - Plymouth  pdf format of Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital - Plymouth
2015 Pre-Filed Testimony - Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital - Plymouth  pdf format of 2015 Pre-Filed Testimony - BID Plymouth
Boston Medical Center  pdf format of Boston Medical Center
2015 Pre-Filed Testimony - Boston Medical Center  pdf format of 2015 Pre-Filed Testimony - Boston Medical Center
Brigham and Women's Hospital  pdf format of Brigham and Women's Hospital
2015 Pre-Filed Testimony - Brigham and Women's Hospital  pdf format of 2015 Pre-Filed Testimony - Brigham and Women's Hospital
Cambridge Health Alliance  pdf format of Cambridge Health Alliance
2015 Pre-Filed Testimony - Cambridge Health Alliance  pdf format of 2015 Pre-Filed Testimony - Cambridge Health Alliance
Cape Cod Hospital  pdf format of Cape Cod Hospital
2015 Pre-Filed Testimony - Cape Cod Hospital  pdf format of 2015 Pre-Filed Testimony - Cape Cod Hospital
Emerson Hospital  pdf format of Emerson Hospital
2015 Pre-Filed Testimony - Emerson Hospital  pdf format of 2015 Pre-Filed Testimony - Emerson Hospital
Lahey Clinic  pdf format of Lahey Clinic
2015 Pre-Filed Testimony - Lahey Clinic  pdf format of 2015 Pre-Filed Testimony - Lahey Clinic
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Lawrence General Hospital  pdf format of Lawrence General Hospital
2015 Pre-Filed Testimony - Lawrence General Hospital  pdf format of 2015 Pre-Filed Testimony - Lawrence General Hospital
Lowell General Hospital  pdf format of Lowell General Hospital
2015 Pre-Filed Testimony - Lowell General Hospital  pdf format of 2015 Pre-Filed Testimony - Lowell General Hospital
Massachusetts General Hospital  pdf format of MGH
2015 Pre-Filed Testimony - Massachusetts General Hospital  pdf format of 2015 Pre-Filed Testimony - MGH
Mercy Medical Center  pdf format of Mercy Medical Center
2015 Pre-Filed Testimony - Mercy Medical Center  pdf format of 2015 Pre-Filed Testimony - Mercy Medical Center
New England Baptist Hospital  pdf format of New England Baptist Hospital
2015 Pre-Filed Testimony - New England Baptist Hospital  pdf format of 2015 Pre-Filed Testimony - New England Baptist Hospital
Saint Vincent Hospital  pdf format of Saint Vincent Hospital
2015 Pre-Filed Testimony - Saint Vincent Hospital  pdf format of 2015 Pre-Filed Testimony - Saint Vincent Hospital
Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital  pdf format of Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital
2015 Pre-Filed Testimony - Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital  pdf format of 2015 Pre-Filed Testimony - Signature Brockton
Southcoast Hospitals Group  pdf format of Southcoast Hospitals Group
2015 Pre-Filed Testimony - Southcoast Hospitals Group  pdf format of 2015 Pre-Filed Testimony - Southcoast Hospitals Group
Sturdy Memorial Hospital  pdf format of Sturdy Memorial Hospital
2015 Pre-Filed Testimony - Sturdy Memorial Hospital  pdf format of 2015 Pre-Filed Testimony - Sturdy Memorial Hospital
Tufts Medical Center  pdf format of Tufts Medical Center
2015 Pre-Filed Testimony - Tufts Medical Center  pdf format of 2015 Pre-Filed Testimony - Tufts Medical Center
UMass Memorial HealthAlliance Hospital  pdf format of UMass Memorial HealthAlliance Hospital
2015 Pre-Filed Testimony - UMass Memorial HealthAlliance Hospital  pdf format of 2015 Pre-Filed Testimony - UMass Memorial

Other Provider Organizations

Exhibits and Questions  docx format of Exhibits and Questions

Arbour Health System  pdf format of Arbour Health System
2015 Pre-Filed Testimony - Arbour Health System  pdf format of 2015 Pre-Filed Testimony - Arbour Health System
Bournewood Health Systems  pdf format of Bournewood Health Systems
2015 Pre-Filed Testimony - Bournewood Health Systems  pdf format of 2015 Pre-Filed Testimony - Bournewood Health Systems
Boston Out-Patient Surgical Suites, LLC  pdf format of Boston Out-Patient Surgical Suites, LLC
 
Brockton Visiting Nurse Association  pdf format of Brockton Visiting Nurse Association
2015 Pre-Filed Testimony - Brockton Visiting Nurse Association  pdf format of 2015 Pre-Filed Testimony - Brockton VNA
Brookline Community Mental Health Center  pdf format of Brookline Community Mental Health Center
 
Family Health Center of Worcester  pdf format of Family Health Center of Worcester
2015 Pre-Filed Testimony - Family Health Center of Worcester  pdf format of 2015 Pre-Filed Testimony - FHC of Worcester
Fenway Health  pdf format of Fenway Health
2015 Pre-Filed Testimony - Fenway Health  pdf format of 2015 Pre-Filed Testimony - Fenway Health
Gosnold on Cape Cod  pdf format of Gosnold on Cape Cod
2015 Pre-Filed Testimony - Gosnold on Cape Cod  pdf format of 2015 Pre-Filed Testimony - Gosnold on Cape Cod
Hilltown Community Health Centers, Inc.  pdf format of Hilltown Community Health Centers, Inc.
2015 Pre-Filed Testimony - Hilltown Community Health Center  pdf format of 2015 Pre-Filed Testimony - Hilltown CHC
CVS MinuteClinic  pdf format of CVS MinuteClinic
2015 Pre-Filed Testimony - CVS MinuteClinic  pdf format of 2015 Pre-Filed Testimony - CVS MinuteClinic
New England Surgery Center  pdf format of New England Surgery Center
2015 Pre-Filed Testimony - New England Surgery Center  pdf format of 2015 Pre-Filed Testimony - New England Surgery Center
Pioneer Valley SurgiCenter  pdf format of Pioneer Valley SurgiCenter
 
Spaulding Rehabilitation Network  pdf format of Spaulding Rehabilitation Network
2015 Pre-Filed Testimony - Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital  pdf format of 2015 Pre-Filed Testimony - Spaulding Rehab

Provider Specific Organizations

Atrius Health  pdf format of Atrius Health
  Exhibits and Questions  docx format of Exhibits and Questions
2015 Pre-Filed Testimony - Atrius  pdf format of 2015 Pre-Filed Testimony - Atrius
Baystate Health  pdf format of Baystate Health
  Exhibits and Questions  docx format of Exhibits and Questions
2015 Pre-Filed Testimony - Baystate Health  pdf format of 2015 Pre-Filed Testimony - Baystate Health
Beth Israel Deaconess Care Organization  pdf format of Beth Israel Deaconess Care Organization
  Exhibits and Questions  docx format of Exhibits and Questions
2015 Pre-Filed Testimony - BIDCO  pdf format of 2015 Pre-Filed Testimony - BIDCO
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center  pdf format of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  Exhibits and Questions  docx format of Exhibits and Questions
2015 Pre-Filed Testimony - BIDMC  pdf format of 2015 Pre-Filed Testimony - BIDMC
Boston Children's Hospital  pdf format of Boston Children's Hospital
  Exhibits and Questions  docx format of Exhibits and Questions
2015 Pre-Filed Testimony - Boston Children's Hospital  pdf format of 2015 Pre-Filed Testimony - Boston Children's Hospital
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute  pdf format of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
  Exhibits and Questions  docx format of Exhibits and Questions
2015 Pre-Filed Testimony - Dana Farber Cancer Institute  pdf format of 2015 Pre-Filed Testimony - Dana Farber Cancer Institute
Lahey Health System  pdf format of Lahey Health System
  Exhibits and Questions  docx format of Exhibits and Questions
2015 Pre-Filed Testimony - Lahey Health System  pdf format of 2015 Pre-Filed Testimony - Lahey Health System
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Partners HealthCare System  pdf format of Partners HealthCare System
  Exhibits and Questions  docx format of Exhibits and Questions
2015 Pre-Filed Testimony - Partners  pdf format of 2015 Pre-Filed Testimony - Partners
Reliant Medical Group  pdf format of Reliant Medical Group
  Exhibits and Questions  docx format of Exhibits and Questions
 
Steward Health Care  pdf format of Steward Health Care
  Exhibits and Questions  docx format of Exhibits and Questions
2015 Pre-Filed Testimony - Steward  pdf format of 2015 Pre-Filed Testimony - Steward
UMass Memorial Health Care  pdf format of UMass Memorial Health Care
  Exhibits and Questions  docx format of Exhibits and Questions
2015 Pre-Filed Testimony - UMass Memorial  pdf format of 2015 Pre-Filed Testimony - UMass Memorial
Wellforce  pdf format of Wellforce
  Exhibits and Questions  docx format of Exhibits and Questions
2015 Pre-Filed Testimony - Wellforce  pdf format of 2015 Pre-Filed Testimony - Wellforce

Provider Organizations

Exhibits and Questions  docx format of Exhibits and Questions

AGO Exhibit 1  xlsx format of AGO Exhibit 1

Acton Medical Associates  pdf format of Acton Medical Associates
2015 Pre-Filed Testimony - Acton Medical Associates  pdf format of 2015 Pre-Filed Testimony - Acton Medical Associates
Central Massachusetts IPA  pdf format of Central Massachusetts IPA
2015 Pre-Filed Testimony - CMIPA  pdf format of 2015 Pre-Filed Testimony - CMIPA
Mount Auburn Cambridge IPA  pdf format of Mount Auburn Cambridge IPA
2015 Pre-Filed Testimony - MACIPA  pdf format of 2015 Pre-Filed Testimony - MACIPA
New England Quality Care Alliance  pdf format of New England Quality Care Alliance
2015 Pre-Filed Testimony - NECQA  pdf format of 2015 Pre-Filed Testimony - NECQA

Payers

Exhibits and Questions  docx format of Exhibits and Questions

HPC Payer Exhibit 1  xlsx format of HPC Payer Exhibit 1

HPC Payer Exhibit 2  xlsx format of HPC Payer Exhibit 2

Aetna  pdf format of Aetna
2015 Pre-Filed Testimony - Aetna  pdf format of 2015 Pre-Filed Testimony - Aetna
Beacon Health Options  pdf format of Beacon Health Options
2015 Pre-Filed Testimony - Beacon Health Options  pdf format of 2015 Pre-Filed Testimony - Beacon Health Options
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts  pdf format of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
2015 Pre-Filed Testimony - BCBSMA  pdf format of 2015 Pre-Filed Testimony - BCBSMA
BMC HealthNet Plan  pdf format of BMC HealthNet Plan
2015 Pre-Filed Testimony - BMCHP  pdf format of 2015 Pre-Filed Testimony - BMCHP
CeltiCare Health  pdf format of CeltiCare Health
2015 Pre-Filed Testimony - CeltiCare  pdf format of 2015 Pre-Filed Testimony - CeltiCare
Cigna  pdf format of Cigna
2015 Pre-Filed Testimony - Cigna  pdf format of 2015 Pre-Filed Testimony - Cigna
Commonwealth Care Alliance  pdf format of Commonwealth Care Alliance
2015 Pre-Filed Testimony - CCA  pdf format of 2015 Pre-Filed Testimony - CCA
Fallon Community Health Plan  pdf format of Fallon Community Health Plan
2015 Pre-Filed Testimony - Fallon  pdf format of 2015 Pre-Filed Testimony - Fallon
Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan  pdf format of Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan
2015 Pre-Filed Testimony - HPHC  pdf format of 2015 Pre-Filed Testimony - HPHC
Health New England  pdf format of Health New England
2015 Pre-Filed Testimony - Health New England  pdf format of 2015 Pre-Filed Testimony - Health New England
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Minuteman Health  pdf format of Minuteman Health
2015 Pre-Filed Testimony - Minuteman  pdf format of 2015 Pre-Filed Testimony - Minuteman
Neighborhood Health Plan  pdf format of Neighborhood Health Plan
2015 Pre-Filed Testimony - NHP  pdf format of 2015 Pre-Filed Testimony - NHP
Tufts Health Plan  pdf format of Tufts Health Plan
2015 Pre-Filed Testimony - THP  pdf format of 2015 Pre-Filed Testimony - THP
Tufts Health Plan - Network Health  pdf format of Tufts Health Plan - Network Health
2015 Pre-Filed Testimony - THPNH  pdf format of 2015 Pre-Filed Testimony - THPNH
United HealthCare  pdf format of United HealthCare
2015 Pre-Filed Testimony - United Healthcare  pdf format of 2015 Pre-Filed Testimony - United Healthcare

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Town of Brookline  pdf format of Town of Brookline
2015 Pre-Filed Testimony - Town of Brookline  pdf format of 2015 Pre-Filed Testimony - Town of Brookline
Town of Norwood  pdf format of Town of Norwood
 
Town of Wakefield  pdf format of Town of Wakefield
2015 Pre-Filed Testimony - Town of Wakefield  pdf format of 2015 Pre-Filed Testimony - Town of Wakefield