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.
April 13, 2016
The second meeting in the stakeholder discussion series will take place on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 12:00 PM. This meeting will focus on potential supply-side policy options to address unwarranted price variation including, for example, discussion around adoption of global budgets, transitioning from using historic spending to developing global budgets, and other enhancements to alternative payment methodologies. Presentations will be given by Dr. Hoangmai Pham (Chief Innovation Officer for the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation) and HPC staff.
March 30, 2016
The first meeting in the HPC's Provider Price Variation Stakeholder Discussion Series took place on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 12:00 PM and focused on potential demand-side incentives to address unwarranted price variation including, for example, enhancing insurance market functioning, insurance product design, reference pricing and cash-back rebates, and increased transparency for price and quality. Presentations were given by HPC staff and staff from the Attorney General's Office.