Winter 2016
HPC In the News
State watchdog raises concerns on Children's growth
Boston Globe
September 27, 2016

Help for body and mind in downtown Lynn 
Lynn Daily Item
September 30, 2016

State House News Service
October 17, 2016

CommonWealth Magazine
October 18, 2016

CommonWealth Magazine
October 18, 2016

October. 17, 2016

State House News Service
October 17, 2016

Boston Globe
October 20, 2016

November 17, 2016

Boston Globe
November 2, 2016
Certification Program
The HPC is accepting applications for PCMH PRIME, a certification program developed in collaboration with the NCQA to reward practices with a strong commitment to behavioral health integration. 

A list of organizations that are currently PCMH PRIME Certified or On the Pathway to PRIME can be found here.

Please do not hesitate to contact  the HPC with any questions.
Recent HPC Reports
At the November 2 QIPP/CDPST meeting, staff presented the HPC's findings on Serious Illness and End of Life Care in the Commonwealth. The full release is scheduled for 2017. Click here to view the presentation.

HPC staff released a summary report on the 2016 Fellowship Program. This year, the agency hosted twelve graduate students from across the country. Find details on their summer in our 2016 Summer Fellowship Program Report. Applications for the 2017 program will open in February. 
Job Opportunities
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Executive Director David Seltz provides an update on upcoming work at the HPC
We had an extremely successfull fall at the Health Policy Commission, including eight public meetingsthe release of three publications, and the HPC's Annual Health Care Cost Trends Hearings. As we move into winter, we are excited to continue our work to ensure a more efficient and effective Massachusetts health care system.

This winter, the HPC will release the 2016 Cost Trends Report. We expect that preliminary findings will be presented at the newly scheduled January 11, 2017 Board Meeting. In addition to this work, the HPC is finalizing contracts with awardees for the Health Care Innovation Investment Program; projects are expected to launch over the next two months. 

I wanted to highlight a few schedule changes over the next few weeks. Tomorrows QIPP and CHICI meetings have been cancelled. Instead, we will just hold a meeting of the Cost Trends and Market Performance Committee at 10:30AM  to discuss key policy considerations for the Performance Improvement Plan process.  Additionally, the December 14 Board Meeting has been rescheduled to Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at 9:30 AM. 

Thank you for your continued engagement in our work.
Happy Holidays!

David Seltz
Executive Director
HPC Releases 2016 Cost Trends Hearing Summary

The 2016 Cost Trends Hearing Executive Summary   is now  online. This document is intended to summarize the major themes raised by Hearing participants over the two-day event. The Executive Summary provides key takeaways from each of the panels at the 2016 Cost Trends Hearing as well as a detailed summary of the 2016 pre-filed testimony

Full recordings of the Hearing are available on our YouTube page  and presentations can be found on our website

We would like to thank everyone who participated in and attended the two-day "Superbowl of Health Care." The 2017 Cost Trends Hearing will be held on Monday, October 2 and Tuesday, October 3. Mark your calendars today!

Public Meeting Schedule
Be sure to check our website for the most up-to-date information on meetings
Below, please find the 2016 and 2017 public meeting schedule. All Board and Advisory Council meetings, with the exception of the 2016 Cost Trends Hearing, will take place at 50 Milk Street at 12:00PM. 
Board Meetings 
CANCELLED Wednesday, December 14
NEW  Wednesday, January 11, 2017 (9:30AM)
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Cost Trends Hearing
Monday, October 2 and Tuesday, October 3
Advisory Council Meetings
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Committee Meetings
Unless otherwise noted, the first meeting is at 9:30AM, followed by the second meeting at 11AM.
CANCELED  Wednesday, December 7 - QIPP
Wednesday, December 7 - CTMP (meeting begins at 10:30 am)
CANCELED  Wednesday, December 7 - CHICI
NEW  Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - QIPP (9:00 AM) 
UPDATED  Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - CDPST/QIPP
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Wednesday, December 6, 2017

All meeting dates are subject to change. Please check our  website  for updated information.