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2022 HEALTH CARE COST TRENDS HEARING: HEALTH CARE INDUSTRY CHARTS PATH FORWARD FOR MASSACHUSETTS AT ANNUAL EVENT 

11/15/2022 Massachusetts Health Policy Commission

Priority areas for future policy action include addressing health care affordability, health inequities, health care workforce challenges, and the continuing COVID-19 pandemic

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ON MILESTONE ANNIVERSARY, HPC CALLS ON INCOMING ADMINISTRATION AND LEGISLATURE TO TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION TO CONFRONT HEALTH CARE AFFORDABILITY 

9/27/2022 Massachusetts Health Policy Commission

HPC BOARD APPROVES MASS GENERAL BRIGHAM PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT PLAN

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INAUGURAL HPC BOARD CHAIR DR. STUART ALTMAN TO STEP DOWN AFTER 10 YEARS 

7/13/2022 Massachusetts Health Policy Commission

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HPC RECEIVES PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT PLAN PROPOSAL FROM MASS GENERAL BRIGHAM 

5/17/2022 Massachusetts Health Policy Commission

First-ever PIP required by HPC to address health care spending concerns

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HPC FINDS MASS GENERAL BRIGHAM COST TRENDS AND EXPANSIONS THREATEN STATE HEALTH CARE AFFORDABILITY EFFORTS 

1/25/2022 Massachusetts Health Policy Commission

HPC requires MGB to develop public performance improvement plan to reduce cost growth; Proposed MGB expansions would further increase commercial health care spending by at least $46 million to $90 million per year

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HPC REFLECTS ON CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES IN THE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM AT ANNUAL COST TRENDS HEARING 

11/23/2021 Massachusetts Health Policy Commission

Addressing affordability challenges for residents, health inequities, and the future of the health care workforce identified as priority areas for future policy action

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HPC RELEASES 2022 PUBLIC MEETING AND EVENT CALENDAR 

11/11/2021 Massachusetts Health Policy Commission

The agency is slated to host 15 public meetings and events in 2022, including the 10th Annual Health Care Cost Trends Hearing

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HPC ANNOUNCES MANDATORY COVID-19 VACCINE REQUIREMENT FOR ALL EMPLOYEES 

9/30/2021 Massachusetts Health Policy Commission

Employees are required to provide proof of vaccination by October 26, 2021

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NEW HPC REPORT IDENTIFIES KEY HEALTH CARE COST DRIVERS AND CALLS FOR IMMEDIATE ACTION TO CONFRONT PRESSING AFFORDABILITY CHALLENGES FACING THE COMMONWEALTH 

9/15/2021 Massachusetts Health Policy Commission

Recommendations take aim at excessive provider prices, health plan affordability, and persistent health inequities

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HPC AWARDS $400,000 TO COMBAT RACIAL INEQUITIES IN MATERNAL HEALTH 

9/15/2021 Massachusetts Health Policy Commission

Programs will provide patients with care from doulas in their communities or with shared lived experience of inequities

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HPC ISSUES STATEMENT ON PRELIMINARY REVIEW OF ATRIUS-OPTUM TRANSACTION 

6/29/2021 Massachusetts Health Policy Commission

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HPC ISSUES FINDINGS ON COVID-19 HEALTH CARE SYSTEM IMPACTS; PLANS TO WEIGH IN ON MASS GENERAL BRIGHAM EXPANSION  

4/14/2021 Massachusetts Health Policy Commission

Commissioners also set the Health Care Cost Growth Benchmark at 3.1% for 2022; awarded $1.5 million in funding to five hospitals focused on supporting substance exposed newborns and their caregivers

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NEW DATA HIGHLIGHT CONTINUED HEALTH CARE AFFORDABILITY CHALLENGES FOR MASSACHUSETTS RESIDENTS  

3/25/2021 Massachusetts Health Policy Commission

While health care cost growth remains below national levels, residents with high deductible plans have trouble paying medical bills, face increased medical debt, and continue to experience unmet health care needs

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Massachusetts eHealth Institute Awards ‘Right Care 4 You’ Grants to Reduce Healthcare Costs 

2/04/2021 Massachusetts Health Policy Commission

Nearly $190,000 Will Support Two Digital Health Pilots with Local Employers

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PERSISTENTLY HIGH OUT-OF-POCKET SPENDING AN INCREASING BURDEN ON MASSACHUSETTS RESIDENTS 

1/14/2021 Massachusetts Health Policy Commission

Lower-income residents in the Commonwealth faced with spending a growing proportion of income on out-of-pocket health care costs, per a new analysis from the HPC examining data between 2015 – 2017.

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