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HPC Board Meetings

Materials from past meetings are available via the links below.

Meetings of the HPC's 11-member Board are held approximately every six weeks throughout the year. At these public meetings, HPC staff presents Board members with a high-level overview of major workstreams at the HPC. These meetings often feature interagency partners or guest lecturers relevant to health care cost containment and reform. Major reports, statutory regulations, and publications are authorized by a majority vote at these meetings. 

2020 Board Meetings
Wednesday, February 5 
Wednesday, March 11 – Benchmark Hearing (New location: HPC Conference Center)
*** Wednesday, April 1 – CANCELED ***
*** Wednesday, June 10 – VIRTUAL ONLY *** 
*** Wednesday, July 22 – VIRTUAL ONLY *** 
*** Tuesday, September 15 – VIRTUAL ONLY *** 
Wednesday, December 16

Unless otherwise noted, all Board meetings will take place at 12:00PM at the HPC Offices, 50 Milk Street, 8th Floor, Boston, MA.

September 15, 2020

July 22, 2020

June 10, 2020

***VIRTUAL MEETING***

12:00 - 2:00 PM

Meeting livestream available

Agenda - Board Meeting - June 10, 2020
Recording - Board Meeting - June 10, 2020
Presentation - Board Meeting - June 10, 2020
Presentation - Estimating the Impact of COVID-19
Minutes from February 5, 2020 Board Meeting

On June 10, 2020 at a public meeting of the HPC’s Board of Commissioners, Dr. David Auerbach, Senior Director of Research and Cost Trends at the HPC, presented select findings from a targeted survey of provider practices produced by the HPC, the Massachusetts Chapter of the American College of Physicians, and other academic partners to evaluate the impacts of COVID-19. The full results of this survey can be found in the following paper: Economic and Clinical Impact of COVID-19 on Provider Practices in Massachusetts

March 11, 2020 - Health Care Cost Growth Benchmark Hearing

12:00PM
50 Milk Street
8th Floor
Boston, MA 02109

Notice of Public Hearing
Agenda - Benchmark Hearing
Full Presentation
Testimony

February 5, 2020

November 20, 2019

September 11, 2019

July 24, 2019

May 1, 2019

April 3, 2019

March 13, 2019 - Hearing on the Potential Modification of the 2020 Health Care Cost Growth Benchmark

12:00 PM
Massachusetts State House
Gardner Auditorium
24 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02133

Notice of Public Hearing
Agenda
Presentation
Testimony

See here for more information 

February 13, 2019

December 13, 2018

12:00PM
50 Milk Street
8th Floor
Boston, MA 02109

Agenda
Presentation
Minutes from the September 27, 2018 Board Meeting

September 27, 2018

September 12, 2018

July 18, 2018

April 25, 2018

March 28, 2018 - Hearing on the Potential Modification of the 2019 Health Care Cost Growth Benchmark

January 31, 2018

12:00PM
50 Milk Street
8th Floor
Boston, MA 02109

Agenda
Presentation 
Meeting Minutes - January 3, 2018

 

January 3, 2018

December 12, 2017

12:00PM
50 Milk Street
8th Floor
Boston, MA 02109

Agenda
Presentation
Meeting Minutes - November 1, 2017

November 1, 2017

12:00PM
50 Milk Street
8th Floor
Boston, MA 02109

Agenda
Presentation
Meeting Minutes - September 13, 2017

September 13, 2017

12:00PM
50 Milk Street
8th Floor
Boston, MA 02109

Agenda
Presentation
Meeting Minutes - July 26, 2017

July 26, 2017

12:00PM
50 Milk Street
8th Floor
Boston, MA 02109

Agenda
Presentation
Meeting Minutes - March 29, 2017

March 29, 2017

Hearing on the Potential Modification of the 2018 Benchmark

Wednesday, March 8, 2017
1:00PM
50 Milk Street
8th Floor
Boston, MA 02109

Agenda
Presentation
List of Public Testimony

For the first time under the framework set forth in Chapter 224, the HPC Board may modify the annual health care cost growth benchmark established in statute for calendar year 2018. As required by state law, the HPC will set the 2018 benchmark equal to potential gross state product minus 0.5 percent, or 3.1%, unless the HPC determines that an adjustment to the benchmark is reasonably warranted. For more information, CLICK HERE.

February 8, 2017

12:00PM
50 Milk Street
8th Floor
Boston, MA 02109

Agenda
Presentation
Meeting Minutes - January 11, 2017

January 11, 2017

9:30AM
50 Milk Street
8th Floor
Boston, MA 02109

Agenda
Presentation
Meeting Minutes - November 9, 2016

November 9, 2016

September 27, 2016

September 7, 2016

July 27, 2016

June 1, 2016

12:00PM
50 Milk Street
8th Floor
Boston, MA 02109

Agenda
Presentation
Meeting Minutes - April 27, 2016

April 27, 2016

12:00PM
50 Milk Street
8th Floor
Boston, MA 02109

Agenda
Meeting Minutes - March 2, 2016
Presentation

March 2, 2016

12:00PM
50 Milk Street
8th Floor
Boston, MA 02109

Agenda
Presentation
Meeting Minutes - January 20, 2016
PIP Interim Guidance

January 20, 2016

12:00PM
50 Milk Street
8th Floor
Boston, MA 02109

Agenda
Presentation
Meeting Minutes - December 16, 2015

December 16, 2015

November 18, 2015

12:00PM
50 Milk Street
8th Floor
Boston, MA 02109

Agenda
Presentation
Meeting Minutes - September 9, 2015

September 9, 2015

12:00PM
One Ashburton Place
Twenty-First Floor
Boston, MA 02108

Agenda
Presentation
Meeting Minutes - July 22, 2015

July 22, 2015

12:00PM
One Ashburton Place
Twenty-First Floor
Boston, MA 02108

Agenda
Presentation
Meeting Minutes - June 10, 2015

June 10, 2015

12:00PM
One Ashburton Place
Twenty-First Floor
Boston, MA 02108

Agenda
Meeting Minutes - April 29, 2015
Presentation

April 29, 2015

March 11, 2015

12:00 PM
150 Mount Vernon Street
Dorchester, MA 02125

Agenda
Presentation
Meeting Minutes - January 20, 2015

January 20, 2015

12:00PM
State House
Gardner Auditorium
Boston, MA 02133

Agenda
Presentation
Meeting Minutes - December 17, 2014
2014 Cost Trends Full Report

December 17, 2014

October 22, 2014

2:00 PM
150 Mount Vernon Street
Boston, MA 02125

Agenda
Meeting Minutes - September 3, 2014
Presentation

September 3, 2014

July 17, 2014

July 2, 2014

May 22, 2014

2:00PM
State House
Gardner Auditorium
Boston, MA 02133

Agenda
Commission Presentation
Meeting Minutes - April 16, 2014

April 16, 2014

1:00PM
Sackler Building, Room 114
Tufts Medical School
145 Harrison Ave Boston, MA 02111

Agenda
Commission Presentation
Meeting Minutes - March 5, 2014

March 5, 2014

12:00PM
One Ashburton Place
Twenty-First Floor
Boston, MA 02108

Agenda
Meeting Minutes - February 19, 2014
Commission Presentation

February 19, 2014

2:00PM
Boston Public Library
The Johnson Building
Rabb Lecture Hall
700 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116

Agenda - Board Meeting - February 19, 2014
Commission Presentation
Meeting Minutes - January 8, 2014

January 8, 2014

December 18, 2013

November 20, 2013

9:00AM
Boston Public Library
The Johnson Building
Rabb Lecture Hall
700 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116

Agenda
Meeting Minutes - October 16, 2013
Commission Presentation

October 16, 2013

10:00AM
Boston Public Library
The Johnson Building
Rabb Lecture Hall
700 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116

Agenda
Meeting Minutes - September 11, 2013
Commission Presentation

September 11, 2013

12:00PM
Boston Public Library
The Johnson Building
Rabb Lecture Hall
700 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116

Agenda
Meeting Minutes - July 25, 2013
Commission Presentation
Final CHART Investment Program Regulation

July 25, 2013

9:30AM
One Ashburton Place
Twenty-First Floor
Boston, MA 02108

Agenda
Meeting Minutes - June 19, 2013
Commission Presentation

June 19, 2013

12:00PM
One Ashburton Place
Twenty-First Floor
Boston, MA 02108

Agenda
Meeting Minutes - April 24, 2013
Commission Presentation

April 24, 2013

March 12, 2013

12:00PM
One Ashburton Place
Twenty-First Floor
Boston, MA 02108

Agenda
Meeting Minutes - January 16, 2013
Commission Presentation

January 16, 2013

December 18, 2012

November 16, 2012

9:30AM 
State House
Gardner Auditorium
Boston, MA 02133

Agenda
Commission Presentation

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