2018 Cost Trends Hearing

The hearing focuses on timely issues within the Massachusetts health care market, and will seek to identify appropriate policy options to advance the Commonwealth's goal of ensuring access to high-quality, affordable health care for all.
The prominent, two-day hearing hosted annually by the Health Policy Commission will include a keynote address from Dr. Ashish Jha of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and in-person testimony from top health care executives, industry leaders, and government officials. Questions will be posed from Massachusetts and national health care experts about the drivers of health care costs, health care reform efforts, and the state’s performance under the Health Care Cost Growth Benchmark.

Video from the 2018 Cost Trends Hearing is now available here

When: 
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 9:00 AM
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 9:15 AM

Where:
Suffolk University Law School  
First Floor Function Room  
120 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02108

Testimony
Notice of Public Hearing

Program Materials
Agenda - 2018 Annual Health Care Cost Trends Hearing
2018 Cost Trends Hearing Program Book

Day One 
Presentation: 2018 Cost Trends Hearing, Day One
Presentation: CHIA/HPC
Presentation: Dr. Ashish Jha
Presentation: Witness Panel 2

Day Two
Presentation: Cost Trends Hearing, Day Two
Presentation: Trish Riley (NASHP)
Presentation: AGO
Presentation: Panel 3

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