DATE / LOCATION

MEETING TOPIC

Special Commission Meeting #1
June 20, 2011
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

China Trade Center
2 Boylston St., 5th Fl.
Boston, MA 02116

Meeting Materials

  • Introduction of Special Commission members
  • Special Commission's roles and responsibilities
  • Review of recommendations by the Special Commission on the Health Care Payment System
  • Proposed work plan
  • Principles of provider price reform
  • Next steps: Schedule of upcoming meetings

 

Stakeholder Engagement
Round #1
late June/early July 2011

  • Introduce Special Commission's roles and responsibilities and solicit feedback
  • Review draft principles for provider price reform and solicit feedback

 

Special Commission Meeting #2
July 13, 2011
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

China Trade Center
2 Boylston St., 5th Fl.
Boston, MA 02116

Meeting Materials

  • Review of Objective and Scope
  • Review of Stakeholder Feedback
    Continued Discussion of Principles for Provider Price Reform
  • Background on the Massachusetts Health Care Market
  • Presentation by the Office of the Attorney General: Variation in Reimbursement Rates
  • Presentation on the Relationship of Certain Factors to Prices
 

Special Commission Meeting #3
July 29, 2011
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

China Trade Center
2 Boylston St., 5th Fl.
Boston, MA 02116

Meeting Materials

  • Review various strategies aimed at enhancing competition, fairness, and cost effectiveness
 

Special Commission Meeting #4
August 15, 2011
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

China Trade Center
2 Boylston St., 5th Fl.
Boston, MA 02116

Meeting Materials

  • Continue discussion of various strategies aimed at enhancing competition, fairness, and cost effectiveness and solicit preliminary recommendations for desired outcomes
 

Stakeholder Engagement
Round #2
August 2011

  • Review Special Commission's deliberations on provider price variation and strategies aimed at enhancing competition, fairness, and cost effectiveness, as well as initial Special Commission's discussion of recommendations
  • Solicit recommendations for desired outcomes
 

Special Commission Meeting #5
August 17, 2011
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

China Trade Center
2 Boylston St., 5th Fl.
Boston, MA 02116

Meeting Materials

  • Review stakeholder feedback
  • Development of draft recommended strategy(ies)
 

Special Commission Meeting #6
September 21, 2011
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

China Trade Center
2 Boylston St., 5th Fl.
Boston, MA 02116

Meeting Materials

  • Review draft report and recommend possible modifications

 

 

Special Commission Meeting #7
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.
China Trade Center
2 Boylston St., 5th Fl.
DHCFP Daley Room
Boston, MA 02116

Meeting Materials

  • Review revised Commission report and vote to approve the report
  • Submit the final report to the Legislature

 


Special Commission Meeting #1

- June 20, 2011

 


Special Commission Meeting #2

- July 13, 2011

 


Special Commission Meeting #3
- July 29, 2011

 
Special Commission Meeting #4
- August 15, 2011

 
Special Commission Meeting #5
- August 17, 2011

 

Special Commission Meeting #6
- September 21, 2011

  
 

Special Commission Meeting #7
- November 9, 2011