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.
My Journey Back to Watermelon posted on Jul 25
The other night, my parents took me and my fiancé* out to eat. My mom likes to keep the conversation light, and as usual, asked questions like “what was your favorite memory as a kid?” and “what would you rather have, a beach house or …Continue Reading My Journey Back to Watermelon
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Summer in New England is a brief but glorious time when many families experience a change in pace as schools let out and activities slow. Weeks that were once packed with classes, homework and practice are suddenly open for new activities. Whether these include summer …Continue Reading Kids with Asthma Can Be Active in Summer!
Blueberries for All! posted on Jul 22
July is National Blueberry Month! Since the entire month is dedicated to blueberries, this is a great time to remind ourselves how healthy blueberries are, as well as learn about the different ways we can enjoy them. These delicious berries are low in calories and …Continue Reading Blueberries for All!