Health Care Cost Containment Law Evaluation Advisory Committee

The OSA convened an committee of health care stakeholders to assist in the evaluation of the 2012 health care cost containment law

To assist in the work of evaluating the Health Care Cost Containment Law of 2012 (Chapter 224), the Office of the State Auditor (OSA) assembled an Advisory Committee consisting of individuals representing many facets of the health care market: providers, payers, the business community, representatives of the health care workforce, health care advocates, and representatives from academia who conduct research in the health care and/or public health fields.

The purpose of the Advisory Committee is to provide feedback on our research plans, the data used in this project, and the analysis conducted on that data. The Advisory Committee helps to ensure that the right questions are being asked, that assumptions are challenged where appropriate, and ultimately, that reports and recommendations to the Legislature are meaningful and useful toward the end-goal of achieving cost containment in the Commonwealth’s healthcare market.


Advisory Committee Members

  • Lois Dehls Cornell, Executive Vice President, Massachusetts Medical Society
  • Joanne Calista, Executive Director, Center for Health Impact
  • Michael Caljouw, Vice President for State Government & Regulatory Affairs, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Christopher Carlozzi, Massachusetts State Director, National Federation of Independent   Business  
  • Adam  Delmolino, Director, State Government Advocacy, Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association
  • Vic DiGravio, President and CEO, Association for Behavioral Healthcare
  • John Erwin, Executive Director, Conference of Boston Teaching Hospitals
  • Wendy Everett, Special Advisor, Network for Excellence in Health Innovation
  • Tim Foley, Assistant Division Director, SEIU Local 1199, United Health Care
  • Tara Gregorio, President, Massachusetts Senior Care Association
  • James Hunt, President and CEO, Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers
  • Pat Kelleher, Executive Director, Home Care Alliance
  • Amanda Oberlies, CEO, Organization of Nurse Leaders
  • Rick Lord, President and CEO, Associated Industries of Massachusetts
  • David  Matteodo, Executive Director, Massachusetts Association of Behavioral Health Systems
  • Danna  Mauch, President and CEO, Massachusetts Association for Mental Health
  • John McDonough, Director, Center for Public Health Leadership 
  • David  Morales, Executive VP and Chief Strategy Officer,  Steward Health Systems
  • Lynn Nicholas, President and CEO, Massachusetts Hospital Association
  • Lora Pellegrini, President and CEO, Massachusetts Association of Health Plans
  • Julie Pinkham, Executive Director, Massachusetts Nurses Association
  • Barbra Rabson, President and CEO, Massachusetts Health Quality Partners
  • Amy Rosenthal, Executive Director, Health Care for All
  • Matt Selig, Executive Director, Health Law Advocates
  • David  Seltz, Executive Director, MA Health Policy Commission
  • Steve Walsh, President and CEO, Massachusetts Council of Community Hospitals
  • John True, Associate Director, Center for Health Impact