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Health Reform: A Success Story – More Massachusetts Residents Have Health Insurance

Health Reform: A Success Story – More Massachusetts Residents Have Health Insurance posted on Dec 14

Yesterday, the Division released its 2010 Massachusetts Household Insurance Survey results, showing that not only does Massachusetts continue to have the highest health insurance coverage rate in the nation, but that our state has seen gains even through an economic recession. This year, more than   …Continue Reading Health Reform: A Success Story – More Massachusetts Residents Have Health Insurance

Ready to Go!

Ready to Go! posted on Sep 30

Ready to Go! October 1st marks an important milestone for transparency in Massachusetts health care. Why? It is the official start of the all-payer claims database (APCD)! As you may know from previous blog posts, the APCD will include virtually all health care claims data   …Continue Reading Ready to Go!

Small Business Owners on the North Shore Feel the Effects of Rising Health Care Costs

Small Business Owners on the North Shore Feel the Effects of Rising Health Care Costs posted on Jun 10

Posted by: David Morales, Commissioner, Division of Health Care Finance and Policy Yesterday I visited the Enterprise Center at Salem State College and met with Executive Director Christine Sullivan, North Shore Alliance for Economic Development President Bill Luster, and other small-business owners and leaders from   …Continue Reading Small Business Owners on the North Shore Feel the Effects of Rising Health Care Costs

Mitigating Health Care Cost Growth in Massachusetts

Mitigating Health Care Cost Growth in Massachusetts posted on May 3

Posted by: David Morales, Commissioner, Division of Health Care Finance and Policy Today, the Division of Health Care Finance and Policy (Division) issued the Massachusetts Health Care Cost Trends 2010 Final Report, as required by Chapter 305 of the Acts of 2008 –  An Act   …Continue Reading Mitigating Health Care Cost Growth in Massachusetts

Next Steps – Concrete Solutions To Cut Health Care Costs

Next Steps – Concrete Solutions To Cut Health Care Costs posted on Mar 24

Posted by: David Morales, Commissioner, Division of Health Care Finance and Policy Last week the Division of Health Care Finance and Policy convened unprecedented public hearings on health care cost trends in Massachusetts – a major step in moving the conversation about how we mitigate   …Continue Reading Next Steps – Concrete Solutions To Cut Health Care Costs

Health Care Cost Trends Hearing – Friday, March 19th

Health Care Cost Trends Hearing – Friday, March 19th posted on Mar 19

Posted by: David Morales, Commissioner, Division of Health Care Finance and Policy To date this week, the Division of Health Care Finance and Policy has held two days of hearings which focused on the urgency of escalating health care costs and the implications for consumers   …Continue Reading Health Care Cost Trends Hearing – Friday, March 19th

Health Care Cost Trends Hearing – Thursday, March 18th

Health Care Cost Trends Hearing – Thursday, March 18th posted on Mar 18

Posted by: David Morales, Commissioner, Division of Health Care Finance and Policy Earlier this week, the Division of Health Care Finance and Policy held the first of its health care cost hearings which focused on the urgency of escalating health care costs and the implications   …Continue Reading Health Care Cost Trends Hearing – Thursday, March 18th

Health Care Cost Trends Hearing – Tuesday, March 16th

Health Care Cost Trends Hearing – Tuesday, March 16th posted on Mar 16

Posted by: David Morales, Commissioner, Division of Health Care Finance and Policy Today the Division of Health Care Finance and Policy will begin its series of hearings that will bring together key health care stakeholders – health care providers, insurers, employers, consumers, and experts –   …Continue Reading Health Care Cost Trends Hearing – Tuesday, March 16th

Health Technologies Conference Hosted by Governor Patrick

Health Technologies Conference Hosted by Governor Patrick posted on Mar 12

Posted by: David Morales, Commissioner, Division of Health Care Finance and Policy Health information technology is a rapidly expanding field that has enormous potential to improve the quality of patient care and foster a new sector of our economy. To learn more about health information   …Continue Reading Health Technologies Conference Hosted by Governor Patrick

Patrick-Murray Administration Convenes Hearings on Health Care Costs posted on Mar 11

MEDIA CONTACT: Paulette Song, (617) 573-1610, Paulette.Song@state.ma.us FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 11, 2010 ** MEDIA ADVISORY ** PATRICK-MURRAY ADMINISTRATION CONVENES HEARINGS ON HEALTH CARE COSTS Insurers, providers and industry experts to testify on rising health care costs BOSTON – As part of the Patrick-Murray Administration's   …Continue Reading Patrick-Murray Administration Convenes Hearings on Health Care Costs