Back in April 2010, when DHCFP first proposed regulations to create an all-payer claims database (ACPD), certain aspects of the proposal were intentionally left broad in order to allow for further future refinement. This coming May, DHCFP will receive health care claims data filings for 2008, 2009, and part of 2010. As we approach this milestone, DHCFP recognizes the need for community discussion relating to APCD data uses, data governance, and data release.
We would like to convene a wide audience with which to engage in candid discussion and garner feedback that will inform our policy development in this area. As such, we will host a series of three forums on May 2, May 13, and May 20 – all from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. You are invited to attend any and all of these events, but registration is required. Please RSVP online by Monday, April 25, 2011.
As you know, the availability of the APCD will afford a deeper understanding of the Massachusetts health care delivery system by providing access to timely and accurate data essential to improving quality, reducing costs, and promoting transparency. We look forward to your thoughts on how to maximize the utility of this powerful resource.
Getting on the Kale Kick! posted on Aug 24
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Highlights of the August 23rd Public Health Council Meeting posted on Aug 23
This month’s meeting of the Public Health Council featured a series of Determination of Need (DoN) requests, informational updates on the status of various pending amendments to regulations, final votes on other amendments to regulations, and a pair of informational presentations on pressing public health …Continue Reading Highlights of the August 23rd Public Health Council Meeting
Ensure a Healthy Future with Vaccines! posted on Aug 22
Taking them to their sports physical, making sure they eat healthy and get plenty of sleep…you know these are crucial to your child’s health. But did you also you know your preteens and teens need vaccines to stay healthy and protected against serious diseases? There …Continue Reading Ensure a Healthy Future with Vaccines!