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HPC EXAMINES MASSACHUSETTS AMBULATORY SURGICAL CENTERS LANDSCAPE  

2/15/2024 Massachusetts Health Policy Commission

Massachusetts has one of the lowest number of ASCs, which have lower-priced services than HOPDs

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HPC ELECTS TO CONDUCT COST AND MARKET IMPACT REVIEW FOR NEW DANA FARBER AND BETH ISRAEL PROPOSED AFFILIATION 

1/25/2024 Massachusetts Health Policy Commission

HPC will undertake a comprehensive review of the potential impacts of the proposal on the Commonwealth’s health care system

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HPC REPORT FINDS MASSACHUSETTS RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES FACE UNSUSTAINABLE GROWTH IN HEALTH CARE COSTS, CALLS FOR POLICY ACTION 

9/13/2023 Massachusetts Health Policy Commission

The HPC’s 10th annual Health Care Cost Trends Report urges updates to advance cost containment, affordability, and health equity

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NEW HPC REPORT HIGHLIGHTS INCREASED CONSOLIDATION IN PEDIATRIC HEALTH CARE MARKET  

9/07/2023 Massachusetts Health Policy Commission

Recent market changes suggest the trend will continue, with concerning implications for access, affordability, and health equity.

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HPC SETS HEALTH CARE COST GROWTH TARGET AT 3.6% FOR 2024 

4/13/2023 Massachusetts Health Policy Commission

Commissioners discuss March health care workforce event and outline urgent action needed

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HPC PRESENTS NEW HEALTH CARE WORKFORCE DATA, CONVENES LEADERS TO DISCUSS POLICY SOLUTIONS 

3/31/2023 Massachusetts Health Policy Commission

Panels highlight the importance of diversifying the Massachusetts health care workforce and supporting workers in career advancement

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HEALTH CARE SPENDING BENCHMARK CONSIDERED AS MASSACHUSETTS RESIDENTS AND SMALL BUSINESSES CONTINUE TO FACE AFFORDABILITY CHALLENGES  

3/16/2023 Massachusetts Health Policy Commission

New HPC data analysis highlights performance under the benchmark and opportunities to reduce health care spending, reinforcing urgency to implement HPC’s bold policy recommendations

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HPC ISSUES REPORT ON AMBULANCE UTILIZATION AND PAYMENT RATES 

3/09/2023 Massachusetts Health Policy Commission

Chartpack identifies other state approaches to addressing ambulance billing reimbursement, highlights potential areas of future action

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HPC ANNOUNCES NEW ADVISORY COUNCIL MEMBERSHIP FOR 2023-2024 TERM  

2/07/2023 Massachusetts Health Policy Commission

New appointees highlight HPC’s continued focus on expanding represented perspectives, bring experience from health care and business sectors

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TEN YEARS OF COST CONTAINMENT IN MASSACHUSETTS: A DECADE OF ADVANCING A MORE TRANSPARENT, ACCOUNTABLE, AND EQUITABLE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM 

1/25/2023 Massachusetts Health Policy Commission

A new video and interactive digital timeline from the HPC feature reflections on the past, present, and future of the Commonwealth’s ambitious journey of health care reform

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HPC ISSUES REPORT ON SUCCESSFUL EXPANSION OF TELEHEALTH USE IN THE COMMONWEALTH; RECOMMENDS POLICIES TO IMPROVE ACCESS, EQUITY, AND COST-SAVINGS IN VIRTUAL CARE  

1/25/2023 Massachusetts Health Policy Commission

HPC Outlines Policy Priorities and Activities for 2023

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HPC RELEASES 2023 PUBLIC MEETING AND EVENT CALENDAR 

1/06/2023 Massachusetts Health Policy Commission

The agency is slated to host 15 public meetings and events in 2023, including the 11th Annual Health Care Cost Trends Hearing

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HPC ISSUES NEW RESEARCH ON TRENDS IN THE PEDIATRIC PROVIDER MARKET AND USE OF RISK ADJUSTMENT METHODS 

12/14/2022 Massachusetts Health Policy Commission

Commissioners Close Out 2022 with Reflections and Proposals for Action

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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