HPC Policy Committees

The HPC's Board is divided into two standing policy committees: Market Oversight and Transparency, and Care Delivery Transformation

On December 12, 2017, the HPC Board voted to replace the standing committees on Quality Improvement and Patient Protection, Cost Trends and Market Performance, Care Delivery and Payment System Transformation, and Community Hospital Investment and Consumer Involvement. Those committees were replaced with the following standing committees: Market Oversight and Transparency and Care Delivery Transformation, with the duties and focus areas as described and the appointments as made by the Chair.

2022 Meetings
Wednesday, February 9
Wednesday, May 11
Wednesday, October 12

If you are looking for Administration and Finance Committee meetings, click here.

Market Oversight and Transparency (MOAT)

The MOAT Committee guides and oversees the HPC’s work in promoting an efficient, equitable, and high-quality health care system by enhancing transparency and accountability for all sectors of health care. Specific focus areas for the committee include:

  • Establishing the health care cost growth benchmark;
  • Analyzing health care spending trends and drivers to assess their impact on affordability and equity across populations;
  • Evaluating provider and payer spending relative to the health care cost growth benchmark and requiring the implementation of Performance Improvement Plans (PIPs);
  • Analyzing the impact of proposed changes to the provider market (e.g. through the review of material change notices), conducting cost and market impact reviews (CMIRs) of changes likely to have a significant impact on health care spending or market functioning, and monitoring the impact of changes over time;
  • Reviewing the value and pricing of high-cost drugs;
  • Collecting data on the structure and functioning of Massachusetts health care providers through the Registration of Provider Organizations (RPO);
  • Conducting focused research on topics impacting health care costs and market functioning in Massachusetts (e.g., pharmaceutical spending, out-of-network billing, facility fees, risk adjustment, and provider price variation); and
  • Supporting residents of the Commonwealth seeking assistance with health coverage and navigation through the HPC’s Office of Patient Protection (OPP)

Committee Members

Dr. David Cutler (Chair)
Timothy Foley
Patricia Houpt
Renato “Ron” Mastrogiovanni
Secretary Michael Heffernan or Designee

Care Delivery Transformation (CDT)

The CDT Committee guides and oversees the HPC’s work in promoting an efficient, equitable, and high-quality health care system through the adoption of innovative care models and aligned payment incentives. Specific focus areas for the committee include:

  • Ensuring a consistent focus across HPC workstreams on addressing health inequities and disparities in health outcomes among residents of the Commonwealth
  • Standards-setting for accountable care organizations and patient-centered medical homes through HPC’s certification programs
  • Investments in health care providers to support adoption of integrated medical, behavioral health, and social needs care models; improve health equity; and address social determinants of health in their communities (MassUP, C4SEN, and BESIDE investment programs)
  • Distilling and disseminating important lessons and findings to support broader system transformation
  • Partnering with other state agencies and stakeholders to promote aligned quality measurement and improvement
  • Joining with other organizations working on similar system transformation efforts
  • Promoting the adoption of payment models and other types of incentives aligned with the HPC’s care delivery transformation goals
  • Supporting residents of the Commonwealth seeking assistance with health coverage and navigation through the HPC’s Office of Patient Protection (OPP)


Committee Members
Barbara Blakeney (Chair)
Donald Berwick
Martin Cohen
John Christian Kryder
Secretary Marylou Sudders or Designee

 

Committee Meeting Materials

May 11, 2022

***VIRTUAL MEETING***

The meetings were live streamed on the HPC YouTube page

Agenda - 5/11/2022 - Committee Meetings

MOAT – 9:30 AM

Presentation - 5/11/2022 - MOAT Meeting
Minutes from February 9, 2022 MOAT Meeting

Guest Speaker Dr. Brady Post- 10:30

Presentation - 5/11/2022 - Guest Presentation, Brady Post

CDT - 11:30 

Presentation - 5/11/2022 - CDT Meeting
Minutes from February 9, 2022 CDT Meeting

February 9, 2022

***VIRTUAL MEETING***'

The meetings were live streamed on the HPC YouTube page

MOAT – 9:30 AM

Agenda - 2/9/2022 - MOAT Meeting
Presentation - 2/9/2022 - MOAT Meeting
Minutes from the October 6, 2021 MOAT Meeting
Children with Medical Complexity in the Commonwealth

CDT – 11:00 AM

Agenda - 2/9/2022 - CDT Meeting
Presentation - 2/9/2022 - CDT Meeting
Minutes from October 6, 2021 CDT Meeting
DataPoints, Issue 21

October 6, 2021

***VIRTUAL MEETING***

The meetings were live streamed on the HPC YouTube page

MOAT – 9:30 AM

Agenda - 10/6/2021 - MOAT Meeting
Presentation - 10/6/2021 - MOAT Meeting
Children with Medical Complexity (CMC) - 10/6/2021
Deep Dive - Policy Recommendation #1: Strengthen Accountability for Excessive Spending
Deep Dive - Policy Recommendation #2: Constrain Excessive Provider Prices
Minutes from the June 2, 2021 MOAT Meeting

CDT – 11:00 AM

Agenda - 10/6/2021 - CDT Meeting
Presentation - 10/6/2021 - CDT Meeting
Certified Nurse Midwives and Maternity Care in Massachusetts - 10/6/2021
Minutes from June 2, 2021 CDT Meeting

June 2, 2021

***VIRTUAL MEETING***

MOAT – 9:30 AM

Agenda - 6/2/2021 - MOAT Meeting
Presentation - 6/2/2021 - MOAT Meeting
Livestream
Minutes from the February 10, 2021 MOAT Meeting

CDT – 11:00 AM

Agenda - 6/2/2021 - CDT Meeting
Presentation - 6/2/2021 - CDT Meeting
Livestream
Minutes from the February 10, 2021 CDT Meeting

February 10, 2021

***VIRTUAL MEETING***

The meeting was live streamed on the HPC YouTube page

MOAT – 9:30 AM

Agenda - 2/10/2021 MOAT Meeting
Slides - 2/10/2021 MOAT Meeting
Minutes from the September 30, 2020 MOAT Meeting

CDT – 11:00 AM

Agenda - 2/10/2021 CDT Meeting
Slides - 2/10/2021 CDT Meeting
Minutes from September 30, 2020 CDT Meeting

September 30, 2020

***VIRTUAL MEETING***

The meeting was live streamed on the HPC YouTube page

MOAT - 9:30 AM

Agenda - 9/30/2020 MOAT Meeting
Slides - 9/30/2020 MOAT Meeting
Minutes from the May 6, 2020, MOAT Meeting
Policy Brief: Serious Illness Care in Massachusetts: Differences in care received at the end of life by race and ethnicity

CDT - 11:00 AM

Agenda - 9/30/2020 CDT Meeting
Slides - 9/30/2020 CDT Meeting
Minutes from May 6, 2020, CDT Meeting
Chart Investment Program: Phase 2 Evaluation Report
CHART Playbook

May 6, 2020

***VIRTUAL MEETING***

The meeting was live streamed from the HPC YouTube page

MOAT – 10:00 AM

CDT - 11:00 AM

Agenda - 5/6/2020 MOAT & CDT Meeting
Slides - 5/6/2020 - Committee Meeting
Out of Network Billing in Massachusetts Chartpack
Policy Brief: The Nurse Practitioner Workforce and Its Role in the Massachusetts Health Care Delivery System
Minutes from the January 14, 2020, MOAT Meeting
Minutes from the January 14, 2020, CDT Meeting

January 14, 2020

50 Milk Street
8th Floor
Boston, MA

MOAT – 9:30 AM

Agenda - 1/14/2020 MOAT Meeting
Slides - 1/14/2020 MOAT Meeting
Slides - 1/14/2020 Cost Trends Report
Minutes from the October 2, 2019, MOAT Meeting

CDT – 11:00 AM

Agenda - 1/14/2020 CDT Meeting
Slides - 1/14/2020 CDT Meeting
Minutes from the October 2, 2019, CDT Meeting

October 2, 2019

50 Milk Street
8th Floor
Boston, MA

MOAT – 9:30 AM

Agenda - 10/02/2019 MOAT Meeting
Presentation - MOAT - 10/2/2019
Minutes from the June 5, 2019, MOAT Meeting

CDT – 11:00 AM

Agenda - 10/02/2019 CDT Meeting
Presentation - CDT - 10/2/2019
Minutes from the June 5, 2019, CDT Meeting

June 5, 2019

50 Milk Street
8th Floor
Boston, MA

MOAT – 9:30 AM

Agenda - 06/05/2019 MOAT Meeting
Presentation - MOAT - June 5, 2019
Minutes from the February 27, 2019, MOAT Meeting

CDT – 11:00 AM

Agenda - 06/05/2019 CDT Meeting
Presentation - CDT Meeting - June 5, 2019
Minutes from the February 27, 2019,CDT Meeting
 

February 27, 2019

50 Milk Street
8th Floor
Boston, MA

MOAT – 9:30 AM

Agenda - 02/27/19 MOAT Meeting
Presentation: MOAT Committee Meeting, 2/27/19
Minutes from the November 28, 2018 MOAT Meeting

CDT – 11:00 AM

Agenda - 02/27/19 CDT Meeting
Presentation: CDT Committee Meeting, 2/27/19
Minutes from the November 28, 2018 CDT Meeting

November 28, 2018

50 Milk Street
8th Floor
Boston, MA

MOAT – 9:30 AM

Agenda - 11/28/2018 MOAT Meeting
Presentation - MOAT 11/28/18
Minutes - MOAT 10/3/18

CDT – 11:00 AM

Agenda - 11/28/2018 CDT Meeting
Presentation - CDT 11/28/18
Minutes - CDT 10/10/18

October 10, 2018 - CDT

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

Agenda - 10/10/2018 CDT Meeting
Minutes from the 6/13/2018 CDT Committee Meeting
Presentation - CDT Committee Meeting - 10/10/2018
 

October 3, 2018 - MOAT

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

MOAT Committee Agenda - 10/03/2018
Presentation: MOAT Committee Meeting, 10/3/2018
Presentation: Analysis of Potential Cost Impact of Mandated Nurse-to-Patient Staffing Ratios
Minutes from the June 13, 2018 MOAT Meeting

June 13, 2018

50 Milk Street
8th Floor
Boston, MA

MOAT – 9:30 AM

Agenda
Presentation - MOAT
Presentation - CHIA 
Minutes - February 14, 2018

CDT – 11:00 AM

Agenda
Presentation - CDT 
Minutes - February 14, 2018
 

February 14, 2018

50 Milk Street
8th Floor
Boston, MA

MOAT – 9:30 AM

Agenda
Presentation - MOAT
Minutes - December 6, 2017
 

CDT – 11:00 AM

Agenda
Presentation - CDT
Presentation - Lawrence General Hospital
Draft Proposed RBPO/ACO Appeals Regulation
Minutes - October 18, 2017

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