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Interactive Daily Agenda
 

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

9:00 A.M. Introductory Remarks
 

  • David Morales, Commissioner, Division of Health Care Finance and Policy and Chair of Public Hearings


9:15 A.M. Statements by Officials
 

  • Governor Deval Patrick
  • Senate President Therese Murray
  • Secretary of Health and Human Services JudyAnn Bigby
  • Senator Richard Moore
  • Representative Harriett Stanley
  • Representative Mary Grant
  • Representative Jeffrey Sanchez


10:15 A.M. Review of Analytic Findings from the Division of Health Care Finance and Policy

Moderator: Stanley S. Wallack, Ph.D., Professor and Executive Director of the Schneider Institutes for Health Policy, The Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University


11:15 A.M. Review of Findings from the Division of Insurance


12:00 P.M. Expert Witness: "Why Doing Nothing is NOT an Option"

 

Moderator: Deborah Chollet, Ph.D., Senior Fellow, Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.


12:45 P.M. 30-Minute Lunch Break


1:15 P.M. Review of Findings from Investigation into Health Care Cost Trends and Cost Drivers

 


2:15 P.M. Panel: Employer Experiences with Health Care Cost Trends

Moderator: Wayne Burton, Ed.D., President of North Shore Community College and
Former Chair of the North Shore Chamber of Commerce


3:30 P.M. Panel: Consumer Experiences with Health Care Cost Trends

Moderator: John Auerbach, Commissioner, Massachusetts Department of Public Health


4:45 P.M. Concluding Remarks

 

  • David Morales, Commissioner, Division of Health Care Finance and Policy and Chair of Public Hearings

Thursday, March 18, 2010

9:00 A.M. Introductory Remarks
 

  • David Morales, Commissioner of the Division of Health Care Finance and Policy and Chair of Public Hearings


9:15 A.M. Expert Witness: Creating the Framework for High Performing Organizations

 

Moderator: Stanley S. Wallack, Ph.D., Professor and Executive Director of the Schneider Institutes for Health Policy, The Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University


10:15 A.M. Panel: Health Care Delivery System

Moderator: Michael H. Bailit, M.B.A., President, Bailit Health Purchasing


12:30 P.M. 30-Minute Lunch Break


1:00 P.M. Expert Witness: Understanding Cost Drivers in the Health Care System

 

Moderator: Stuart Altman, Ph.D., Sol C. Chaikin Professor of National Health Policy, The Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University


2:00 P.M. Panel: Factors Contributing to Health Care Costs

Moderator: Nancy Turnbull, Senior Lecturer on Health Policy and Associate Dean for Educational Programs, Harvard School of Public Health


4:30 P.M. Concluding Remarks

 

  • David Morales, Commissioner, Division of Health Care Finance and Policy and Chair of Public Hearings


Friday, March 19, 2010


9:00 A.M.
Introductory Remarks
 

  • David Morales, Commissioner, Division of Health Care Finance and Policy and Chair of Public Hearings


9:15 A.M. Expert Witness:
Market Reform Considerations to Reduce the Growth in Healthcare Spending
 

Moderator: Alan Weil, J.D., M.P.P., Executive Director, National Academy for State Health Policy


10:00 A.M. Panel: Discussion of Strategies to Mitigate Health Care Cost Growth

Moderator: Alan Weil, J.D., M.P.P., Executive Director, National Academy for State Health Policy


12:30 P.M. 30-Minute Lunch Break


1:00 P.M. Public Testimony ( please see )

 

4:30 P.M. Concluding Remarks
 

  • David Morales, Commissioner, Division of Health Care Finance and Policy and Chair of Public Hearings

 
 

Hearings Proceedings

Audio files of the hearings are posted below. Please click on the link to listen to the proceedings of each day's hearings. Transcripts will be available shortly. If you would like a DVD or MP4 of the hearings, please contact the Division of Health Care Finance and Policy at (617) 988-3100 or email Costtrends@state.ma.us.

Audio of Cost Trends Hearings

Day 1 (Part One) mp3 format of    day1-1.mp3  file size 69MB

Day 1 (Part Two) mp3 format of    day1-2.mp3  file size 267MB

Day 1 (Part Three A) mp3 format of    day1-3a.mp3  file size 94MB

Day 1 (Part Three B) mp3 format of    day1-3b.mp3  file size 289MB

Day 2 (Part One) mp3 format of    day2-1.mp3  file size 258MB

Day 2 (Part Two) mp3 format of    day2-2.mp3  file size 321MB

Day 3 (Part One) mp3 format of    day3-1.mp3  file size 274MB

Day 3 (Part Two) mp3 format of    day3-2.mp3  file size 281MB