Annual Health Care Cost Trends Hearings

The HPC’s 10th Annual Cost Trends Hearing will take place November 2, 2022.

The HPC’s 10th Annual Cost Trends Hearing took place November 2, 2022 at Suffolk University Law School in Boston.

The Massachusetts Health Policy Commission (HPC) hosts the Health Care Cost Trends Hearing each year to examine the drivers of health care costs and discuss the challenges and opportunities for improving care and reducing costs across the health care system.

This year’s hearing  was held on Wednesday, November 2, 2022, at 12:00 PM at Suffolk Law School in Boston. The hearing was livestreamed on the HPC's YouTube Channel and open to pre-registered members of the public. A recording of the hearing is available on the HPC’s YouTube page.

The annual public hearing features live testimony from top health care executives and industry leaders, with questions posed by the HPC’s Board of Commissioners about the state’s performance under the Health Care Cost Growth Benchmark and the status of health care reform efforts. The 2022 hearing, HPC at 10: Charting the Path for Cost Containment in the Next Decade, continued to examine the intersecting challenges of cost containment, affordability, and health equity.

Since 2012, pre-filed written testimony has afforded the HPC an opportunity to engage more deeply with Massachusetts health care market participants. State law requires the HPC to seek testimony from a cross-section of the market, including providers (e.g., acute care hospitals, community health centers, physician organizations), health plans, and municipalities. All written testimony is a public record and is posted here.

More information about the 2022 hearing and other past hearings is located below.

2022 Cost Trends Hearing

Past Hearings: