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. 

2022 Board Meetings
Tuesday, January 25 (12:30 - 3:00 PM)
Wednesday, March 16 – Benchmark Hearing
Wednesday, April 13
Wednesday, June 8
Wednesday, July 13
NEW DATE: Tuesday, September 27 (2:00 PM) [Rescheduled from Wednesday, September 14]
Wednesday, December 14

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

December 14, 2022

November 8, 2021

Executive Session

***VIRTUAL MEETING***

2:00 - 4:00 PM

Agenda - Board Meeting - November 8, 2021

September 15, 2021

***VIRTUAL MEETING***

12:00 - 2:30 PM

Watch the livestream

Agenda - Board Meeting - September 15, 2021
Presentation - Board Meeting - September 15, 2021
Minutes from the July 14, 2021 Board Meeting

July 14, 2021

***VIRTUAL MEETING***

12:00 - 3:00 PM

Agenda - Board Meeting - July 14, 2021
Presentation - Board Meeting - July 14, 2021
Recording - Board Meeting - July 14, 2021
Minutes from the June 24, 2021 Board Meeting
Health Equity Practice and Style Guide
HPC Datapoints, Issue 20: Oral Health Access and Equity in the Commonwealth

June 24, 2021

***VIRTUAL MEETING***

3:00 - 5:00 PM

Agenda - Board Meeting - June 24, 2021
Presentation - Board Meeting - June 24, 2021
Recording - Board Meeting - June 24, 2021
Minutes from the May 19, 2021 Board Meeting

May 19, 2021

***VIRTUAL MEETING***

1:00 - 3:30 PM

Agenda - Board Meeting - May 19, 2021
Presentation - Board Meeting - May 19, 2021
Recording - Board Meeting - May 19, 2021
Minutes from the April 14, 2021 Board Meeting
VIDEO: Mother and Infant-Focused Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Interventions
Maternal and Infant Focused Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Investment Program Evaluation Report
Evaluation of the Commonwealth's Entry into the Nurse Licensure Compact

April 14, 2021

***VIRTUAL MEETING***

12:00 - 2:30 PM

Agenda - Board Meeting - April 14, 2021
Presentation - Board Meeting - April 14, 2021
Recording - Board Meeting - April 14, 2021
Impact of COVID-19 on the Massachusetts Health Care System: Interim Report
Minutes from the January 13, 2021 Board Meetin

March 25, 2021 -  Health Care Cost Growth Benchmark Hearing

***VIRTUAL MEETING***

12:00 - 3:00 PM

Notice of Public Hearing
Agenda - Benchmark Hearing
Presentation - Benchmark Hearing
Recording
CHIA: Annual Report on the Performance of the Massachusetts Health Care System
Testimony

January 13, 2021

***VIRTUAL MEETING***

12:00 - 2:00 PM

Agenda - Board Meeting - January 13, 2021
Recording - Board Meeting - January 13, 2021
Presentation - Board Meeting - January 13, 2021
Minutes from the November 18, 2020 Board Meeting

November 18, 2020

***VIRTUAL MEETING***

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Agenda - Board Meeting - November 18, 2020
Recording - Board Meeting - November 18, 2020
Presentation - Board Meeting - November 18, 2020
Presentation - Estimating the Impact of COVID-19 (Updated November 18, 2020)
Telemedicine Pilot Program Evaluation Report
Minutes from September 15, 2020 Board Meeting

September 15, 2020

***VIRTUAL MEETING***

12:00 - 2:00 PM

Agenda - Board Meeting - September 15, 2020
Recording - Board Meeting - September 15, 2020
Presentation - Board Meeting - September 15, 2020
Presentation - Estimating the Impact of COVID-19 (Updated September 15, 2020)
Minutes from July 22, 2020 Board Meeting

July 22, 2020

***VIRTUAL MEETING***

12:00 - 2:00 PM

Agenda - Board Meeting - July 22, 2020
Recording - Board Meeting - July 22, 2020
Presentation - Board Meeting - July 22, 2020
Presentation - Estimating the Impact of COVID-19 (Updated July 22, 2020)
Presentation - HPC Health Equity Framework
Minutes from June 10, 2020 Board Meeting

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

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

Agenda - Board Meeting - February 5, 2020
Slides - Board Meeting - February 5, 2020
Minutes from November 20, 2019, Board Meeting
2019 Cost Trends Report, Chartpack, and Executive Summary
Drug Pricing Review Regulation

November 20, 2019

8:00AM (please note that the public portion of the meeting will begin at 9:00AM)
50 Milk Street
8th Floor
Boston, MA 02109

Agenda - Board Meeting - November 20, 2019
Presentation - Board Meeting - November 20, 2019
Minutes from the September 11, 2019, Board Meeting
Drug Pricing Review Proposed Regulation
Drug Pricing Review Standard Reporting Form
CHART Program Impact Brief

September 11, 2019

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

Agenda - Board Meeting - September 11, 2019
Minutes from the July 24, 2019, Board Meeting
Presentation - Board Meeting - September 11, 2019
OPP Factsheet
HPC DataPoints, Issue #14: The Price is Right? Variation in Potential Out-of-Network Provider Payment Benchmarks

July 24, 2019

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

Agenda - Board Meeting - July 24, 2019
Minutes from the May 1, 2019, Board Meeting
Presentation - Board Meeting - July 24, 2019
Review of Third-Party Specialty Pharmacy Use for Clinician-Administered Drugs

May 1, 2019

Agenda - Board Meeting - May 1, 2019
Presentation - Board Meeting - May 1, 2019
Minutes from the April 3, 2019 Board Meeting
HPC DataPoints, Issue 11
Co-Occurring Disorders Care in Massachusetts: A Report on the Statewide Availability of Health Care Providers Serving Patients with Co-Occurring Substance Use Disorder and Mental Illness

April 3, 2019

3:00PM
50 Milk Street
8th Floor
Boston, MA 02109

Agenda - Board Meeting - April 3, 2019
Presentation - Board Meeting - April 3, 2019
Minutes from the February 13, 2019 Board Meeting

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

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

Agenda
Presentation
Minutes from the December 13, 2018 Board Meeting
2018 Cost Trends Report, Chartpack, and Technical Appendices

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

11:00AM
50 Milk Street
8th Floor
Boston, MA 02109

Agenda
Presentation - September 27, 2018
Final CMIR Report - Beth Israel Lahey Health
Executive Summary - Final CMIR Report - Beth Israel Lahey Health
Minutes - September 12, 2018

September 12, 2018

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

Agenda
Presentation - September 12, 2018
CHIA Presentation - September 12, 2018
CHIA Annual Report - September 2018
BCMHC Presentation - September 12, 2018
Minutes from the 7/18/18 Board Meeting

July 18, 2018

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

Agenda
Presentation
Presentation - CMIR
Presentation - SHIFT-Care
Preliminary CMIR Report - Beth Israel Lahey Health
Executive Summary of Preliminary CMIR Report  - Beth Israel Lahey Health
Final Regulation - RBPO/ACO Appeals
Minutes - April 25, 2018

April 25, 2018

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

Agenda
Commission Document Presentation - April 25, 2018
Care Dimensions Presentation - April 25, 2018
Meeting Minutes - March 28, 2018
Guidance on Notices Regarding Out-of-State Organizations
Proposed Regulation on Risk Bearing Provider Organization and ACO Appeals

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

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

Agenda
Benchmark Hearing Agenda
Notice of Public Hearing
Presentation - March 28, 2018
Presentation - Benchmark Hearing
Meeting Minutes - January 31, 2018
2017 Health Care Cost Trends Report
2017 Health Care Cost Trends Report: Chartpack
2017 Health Care Cost Trends Report: Executive Summary

January 31, 2018

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

Agenda
Presentation 
Meeting Minutes - January 3, 2018

January 3, 2018

10:00AM
50 Milk Street
8th Floor
Boston, MA 02109

Agenda
Presentation 
Meeting Minutes - December 12, 2017
Executive Summary of Final CMIR Report - PHS-MEE
Final CMIR Report - PHS-MEE

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

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

Agenda
Presentation
Meeting Minutes - February 8, 2017
Final Performance Improvement Plan Regulation
Policy 2017-01 Process for Performance Improvement Plans

March 8, 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. 

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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