How to Request Public Records from the HPC

The Health Policy Commission (HPC) encourages you to use the form below to make a public records request. This helps ensure the most expeditious and accurate response to your request.

Massachusetts Health Policy Commission (HPC)

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This form is the best way to submit your public records requests to our office. Using this form helps us to provide the most efficient and accurate response to your request.

 

The HPC may in our discretion accept oral requests via phone, though we encourage you to use the online form above. 

Phone requests may be made by calling:

Lisa Snellings, Assistant General Counsel
Phone: 617-979-1409

 

We accept written requests by mail, though we encourage you to use the online form above.

Requests can be mailed to:

ATTN: Records Access Officer
Health Policy Commission
50 Milk Street, 8th floor
Boston, MA 02109 

We accept written and oral requests in person, though we encourage you to use the online form above.

Requests can be made at:

Health Policy Commission
50 Milk Street, 8th floor
Boston, MA 02109 

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Requests may be made in writing and delivered by hand, by mail, or by electronic mail. Requests for public records also may be made orally, in person, at the HPC offices at the address below. Telephone requests may be accepted at the discretion of the HPC’s Records Access Officer. Please note that requests, whether in-person or by telephone, may not be the subject of an appeal to the Supervisor of Records. 

Requesters must ensure that all requests include a reasonable description of the requested record so that the HPC’s Records Access Officer can identify and locate the record promptly. Please consider how you can narrow the scope of your request to expedite the production process. The first four hours of work performed to respond to a public records request will be performed at no cost. After that, the HPC may charge up to $25/hour.

The HPC makes available on its website many types of records that may be of interest to members of the public. Potential requestors may use the search tool at the top, right-hand corner of the website to find documents they wish to obtain. The following links direct members of the public to a select few of the many records available on the HPC website:

  • Public meetings of the HPC’s 11-member Board are held throughout the year. At these meetings, Board members receive a high-level overview of major work streams at the HPC and discuss topics relevant to the HPC’s work in Massachusetts health care cost containment. The Board’s final votes, including those authorizing regulations, publications, agency budgets and large contracts, may be found in the slide decks and meeting minutes, available on the HPC’s website.
  • All of the HPC’s reports, including the annual Cost Trends Reports and the OPP Annual Reports, may be found on the HPC’s website.
  • The HPC regulations are listed on a dedicated page of the HPC’s website in numerical order based on the CMR number. Notices of proposed regulations, when the HPC is seeking public comment, as well as notices of public hearings are listed on the regulations page of the website.
  • The HPC operates two grant programs that make investments in community hospitals and innovative models that deliver better health and better care at a lower cost. The CHART and HCII grant program awardees may be found on the HPC website.
  • This link provides information about bids and state contracts

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