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.
Weekly Flu Report, December 19, 2014 posted on Dec 19
Rates of flu-like illness increased slightly over the past seven days in Massachusetts, as indicated in the latest weekly flu report. Flu season doesn’t tend to peak until later in February or even March – so there is still plenty of time to get vaccinated …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, December 19, 2014
Weekly Flu Report, December 12, 2014 posted on Dec 12
This week’s flu report shows a slight dip in rates of flu-like illness since last week’s report – which is entirely in keeping with the unpredictable nature of flu season. One thing we know for sure is that no matter what, the single best way to …Continue Reading Weekly Flu Report, December 12, 2014
Highlights of the Public Health Council Meeting, December 10, 2014 posted on Dec 10
The December monthly meeting of the Public Health Council featured the consideration of one Determination of Need (DoN) request, two votes on final amendments to existing regulations, and an informational presentation to the Council on a key DPH community initiative. First, the Council took up …Continue Reading Highlights of the Public Health Council Meeting, December 10, 2014