HPC Regulations are listed below in numerical order based on the CMR number. For early drafts of the regulations, please see the meeting page for the responsible committee.
Please Note: In the case of any discrepancy between versions within HPC web content and the official Code of Massachusetts regulation published by the Secretary of State, the Secretary of State's version takes precedence.
|Numerical Order (by CMR number)|
|Final One-Time Assessment Regulation (958 CMR 2.00)|
|Final Office of Patient Protection Health Insurance Consumer Protection Regulation (958 CMR 3.000) file size 1MB (958 CMR 3.00)|
|Final OPP Open Enrollment Regulation (958 CMR 4.00)|
|Final CHART Investment Program Regulation (958 CMR 5.00)|
|Final Registration of Provider Organization Regulation (958 CMR 6.00)|
Bulletin 2013-01: Interim Guidance for Providers and Provider Organizations Relative to Notice of Material Change; Issued 03/12/13 (the “Interim Guidance”) was superseded by the Commission’s final regulation 958 CMR 7.00, Notices of Material Change and Cost and Market Impact Reviews, on January 2, 2015
The Department of Public Health (DPH) Bureau of Health Care Safety and Quality issued this statement regarding MGL c. 111, Section 231 . The Health Policy Commission defers to DPH on all hospital compliance and enforcement matters. Please contact the Division of Health Care Facility Licensure and Certification with any questions at www.mass.gov/dph/dhcq.
As the HPC develops regulations and other guidance related to Section 231, it will continue to coordinate with DPH to help ensure uninterrupted access to high quality ICU care. For questions related to Section 231 and the HPC’s process and timeline for developing the implementing regulations, please contact the Health Policy Commission at HPC-Info@state.ma.us
|Public Notice and Regulatory Information||Relevant Regulation||Period to Submit Written Comment|
Notice of Public Hearing: ICU Nurse Staffing
Proposed ICU Nurse Staffing Regulation
Public Hearing Guidelines
Accepted through 12PM on April 6, 2015 to
Audio of Hearing: Office of Patient Protection Regulation 958 CMR 3.00 file size 114MB (12/16/2013)
Audio of Hearing: Registration of Provider Organization (RPO) Program Regulation file size 39MB (2/12/2014)
Audio of Hearing: Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Certification Criteria file size 70MB (3/18/2014)
Audio of Hearing: RPO Data Submission Manual (4/9/2014)
Nurse Staffing Listening Session - Nov 19 file size 164MB (11/19/2014)
|Final Mandatory Nurse Overtime Guidelines|
|Material Change Notice Review Process|
|Bulletin: 2014-10 - Medical Necessity|
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