Committee Members:

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Dr. David Cutler (Chair)
- Dr. Wendy Everett
- Mr. Rick Lord
- Mr. Renato Mastrogiovanni
- Secretary Kristen Lepore, Executive Office of Administration and Finance

What is the Focus of CTMP?

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Supporting HPC’s role of establishing the annual health care cost growth benchmark
- Guiding the preparation of the HPC’s annual cost trends report and hosting of annual cost trends hearings
- Overseeing material change notices and cost and market impact reviews of provider transactions
- Overseeing the development of the process for and implementation of performance improvement plans

CTMP in Action

- Health care cost growth benchmark
: In Chapter 224 of the Acts of 2012, the Commonwealth established the ambitious goal of bringing health care spending growth in line with growth in the state’s overall economy by establishing the health care cost growth benchmark, a statewide target for the rate of growth of total health care expenditures. The HPC annually establishes the health care cost growth benchmark based on the potential gross domestic state product. The HPC established the benchmark for 2015 and 2016 at 3.6%.
- Cost Trends Report: Developed with CTMP Committee’s guidance on content and analytic approach, the HPC’s annual Cost Trends Report presents an overview of healthcare spending and delivery in Massachusetts, opportunities to improve quality and efficiency, and progress in key areas. It contains recommendations for strategies to increase quality and efficiency in Massachusetts. The report is informed by the Cost Trends Hearing, an annual two-day public examination into cost trends and drivers in the Commonwealth.
- Material Change Notices and Cost and Market Impact Reviews: The CTMP Committee developed regulations governing the process established in Chapter 224 for HPC’s review of provider organization transactions, including both the preliminary review of notices of material changes in governance or operations and a full cost and market impact review (CMIR). Where the HPC determines that the transaction may have a significant impact on health care costs or market functioning, it may conduct a CMIR, which results in a public report detailing the HPC’s findings. To date, the HPC has conducted four CMIRs.
- Performance Improvement Plans: Chapter 224 establishes a process administered by the HPC to require certain health care payers and providers to develop and implement Performance Improvement Plans (PIPs) with the goal of improved efficiency and reduced cost growth. The CTMP Committee is engaged in the development of a process for administering PIPs in 2016.

April 6, 2016

Joint meeting of the Cost Trends & Market Performance and Quality Improvement & Patient Protection Committees.

10:00AM
50 Milk Street, 8th Floor
Boston, MA

Agenda  pdf format of Agenda
Meeting Minutes - February 24, 2016  pdf format of Meeting Minutes - February 24, 2016
Presentation  pdf format of Presentation
file size 1MB
Presentation - Preliminary Findings from Oral Health Brief  pdf format of Presentation - Preliminary Findings Oral Health Brief
file size 1MB
2015 Cost Trends Report: Out-of-Network Billing  pdf format of 2015 Cost Trends Report: Out-of-Network Billing

As recently outlined in the HPC’s 2015 Cost Trends Report, the HPC has identified out-of-network billing as an area of policy interest.  In connection with the 2015 Cost Trends Report series, the HPC is releasing this Policy Brief, which provides more detailed information on out-of-network billing, related concerns, and policy approaches to address such concerns.  The Policy Brief provides background for an upcoming joint meeting of the Cost Trends and Market Performance and Quality Improvement and Patient Protection Committees on April 6, 2016 at 10 a.m. at the HPC’s offices at 50 Milk Street, 8th Floor, Boston, MA 02109.  The joint committee meeting will provide an opportunity for stakeholders and members of the public to provide comments to the HPC regarding out-of-network billing.

February 24, 2016

Joint meeting of the Cost Trends & Market Performance and Community Health Care Investment & Consumer Involvement Committees.

9:30AM
50 Milk Street, 8th Floor
Boston, MA

Agenda  pdf format of Agenda
Meeting Minutes January 13, 2016  pdf format of Meeting Minutes January 13, 2016
Presentation  pdf format of Presentation
file size 3MB
Presentation - Community Hospital Study  pdf format of Presentation - Community Hospital Study
file size 1MB
CHIA Presentation - Hospital Readmissions in Massachusetts  pdf format of CHIA Presentation - Hospital Readmissions in MA

January 13, 2016

9:30AM
50 Milk Street, 8th Floor
Boston, MA

Agenda  pdf format of Agenda
Presentation  pdf format of Presentation
Meeting Minutes December 2, 2015  pdf format of Meeting Minutes December 2, 2015

December 2, 2015

9:30AM
50 Milk Street, 8th Floor
Boston, MA

Agenda  pdf format of Agenda
Presentation  pdf format of Presentation
Meeting Minutes October 14, 2015  pdf format of Meeting Minutes October 14, 2015

October 14, 2015

9:30AM
50 Milk Street, 8th Floor
Boston, MA

Agenda  pdf format of Aenda
Presentation  pdf format of Presentation
Meeting Minutes July 15, 2015  pdf format of Meeting Minutes July 15, 2015

July 15, 2015

9:30AM
50 Milk Street, 8th Floor
Boston, MA

Agenda  pdf format of Agenda
Presentation  pdf format of Presentation
file size 2MB
Meeting Minutes May 20, 2015  pdf format of Meeting Minutes May 20, 2015

May 20, 2015

9:30AM
50 Milk Street, 8th Floor
Boston, MA

Agenda  pdf format of Agenda
Meeting Minutes April 2, 2015  pdf format of Meeting Minutes April 2, 2015
Presentation  pdf format of Presentation

April 1, 2015

9:30AM
50 Milk Street, 8th Floor
Boston, MA

Agenda  pdf format of Agenda
Presentation  pdf format of Presentation
Meeting Minutes February 25, 2015  pdf format of Meeting Minutes February 25, 2015

December 3, 2014

11:00AM
Center for Health Information and Analysis
Two Boylston Street, 5th Floor, Daley Room
Boston, MA 02116

Agenda  pdf format of Agenda
Presentation  pdf format of Presentation
Meeting Minutes October 1, 2014  pdf format of Meeting Minutes October 1, 2014

October 1, 2014

11:30AM
Center for Health Information and Analysis
Two Boylston Street, 5th Floor, Daley Room
Boston, MA 02116

Agenda  pdf format of Agenda
Committee Presentation  pdf format of Committee Presentation
Meeting Minutes August 6, 2014  pdf format of Meeting Minutes August 6, 2014

August 6, 2014

11:00AM
Center for Health Information and Analysis
Two Boylston Street, 5th Floor, Daley Room
Boston, MA 02116

Agenda  pdf format of Agenda
Presentation  pdf format of Presentation
Meeting Minutes June 4, 2014  pdf format of Meeting Minutes June 4, 2014
Final Notices of Material Change and Cost and Market Impact Reviews Regulation  pdf format of Final MCN and CMIR Regulation
Final 958 CMR 7.00 Technical Bulletin  pdf format of 958 CMR 7.00 Technical Bulletin

June 4, 2014

9:30AM
Center for Health Information and Analysis
Two Boylston Street, 5th Floor, Daley Room
Boston, MA 02116

Agenda  pdf format of Agenda
Committee Presentation  pdf format of Committee Presentation
Meeting Minutes April 29, 2014  pdf format of Meeting Minutes April 29, 2014

April 29, 2014

9:30AM
Center for Health Information and Analysis
Two Boylston Street, 5th Floor, Daley Room
Boston, MA 02116

Agenda  pdf format of Agenda
Committee Presentation  pdf format of Committee Presentation
Meeting Minutes February 24, 2014  pdf format of Meeting Minutes February 24, 2014

February 24, 2014

9:30AM
Center for Health Information and Analysis
Two Boylston Street, 5th Floor, Daley Room
Boston, MA 02116

Agenda  pdf format of Agenda
Meeting Minutes November 14, 2013  pdf format of Meeting Minutes November 14, 2013
Committee Presentation  pdf format of Committee Presentation

November 14, 2013

1:30PM
Charles F. Hurley Building
19 Staniford Street
Sixth Floor, Minihan Hall
Boston, MA 02114 

Agenda  pdf format of Agenda
Meeting Minutes September 4, 2013  pdf format of Meeting Minutes September 4, 2013
Committee Presentation  pdf format of Committee Presentation

September 4, 2013

9:00AM
Center for Health Information and Analysis
Two Boylston Street, 5th Floor, Daley Room
Boston, MA 02116

Agenda  pdf format of Agenda
Meeting Minutes July 10, 2013  pdf format of Meeting Minutes July 10, 2013
Committee Presentation  pdf format of Committee Presentation
file size 1MB

July 10, 2013

10:30AM
Center for Health Information and Analysis
Two Boylston Street, 5th Floor, Daley Room
Boston, MA 02116

Agenda  pdf format of Agenda
Meeting Minutes May 29, 2013  pdf format of Meeting Minutes May 29, 2013
Committee Presentation  pdf format of Committee Presentation
Professor Martin Gaynor's Presentation  pdf format of Professor Martin Gaynor's Presentation

May 29, 2013

10:30AM
Charles F. Hurley Building
19 Staniford Street, 6th Floor, Minihan Hall
Boston, MA 02114

Agenda pdf format of Agenda
Meeting Minutes April 23, 2013  pdf format of Meeting Minutes April 23, 2013
CHIA Presentation  pdf format of CHIA Presentation

April 23, 2013

9:30AM
Charles F. Hurley Building
19 Staniford Street, 6th Floor, Minihan Hall
Boston, MA 02114

Agenda pdf format of April 23, 2013 Committee Meeting Agenda
Meeting Minutes April 10, 2013  pdf format of Meeting Minutes April 10, 2013
Committee Presentation  pdf format of Committee Presentation

April 10, 2013

9:00AM
One Ashburton Place
Ashburton Café Function Room
Boston, MA 02108

Meeting Minutes February 27, 2013  docx format of Meeting Minutes February 27, 2013
Committee Presentation  pdf format of Committee Presentation

February 27, 2013

10:00AM
Center for Health Information and Analysis
Two Boylston Street, 5th Floor, Daley Room
Boston, MA 02116

Agenda pdf format of CTMP Meeting Agenda 2/27/13
Presentation to the Commission pdf format of Committee Presentation