2014 Cost Trends Report (Published January 2015)

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Technical Appendices

Note: In Technical Appendix B, appendix numbers correspond to chapter numbers with the result that there is no Technical Appendix B1.


2013 Cost Trends Report: July 2014 Supplement

The Cost Trends Report: July 2014 Supplement examines additional findings related to topics discussed in the HPC's 2013 Cost Trends Report. The supplement offers further analyses of health care spending in the Commonwealth as well as trends in the delivery system and payment methods. In its conclusion, the report offers actionable recommendations and next steps for the HPC, other state agencies, and the health care system.

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Technical Appendices


2013 Cost Trends Report (Published January 2014)

The Health Policy Commission was created in 2012 as part of Chapter 224, a state law that sets the ambitious goal of bringing health care spending growth in line with growth in the state’s overall economy. Pursuant to M.G.L. c. 6D, § 8(g), the Commission issues an annual cost trends report aimed at advancing evidence-based policy.

In the 2013 Cost Trends Report, the Commission profiled the Massachusetts health care system and analyzed selected cost drivers, including hospital operating expenses, wasteful spending, and high-cost patients.

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Technical Appendices