Summer 2017
HPC in the News
(BBJ, April 11, 2017)

Moving beyond health cost targets (CommonWealth Magazine, April 21, 2017)

(WWLP, June 13, 2017)

(SHNS, June 26, 2017)

(WBUR, July 5, 2017)

(Boston Globe, July 7, 2017)

(WBUR, July 13, 2017)

Hebrew SeniorLife, a senior services provider and Targeted Cost Challenge Investment (TCCI) awardee, was  awarded the grand prize in Pioneer Institute's Annual Better Government Competition for their " Right Care, Right Place, Right Time (R3)" housing model for seniors.

On July 20, Spaulding Hospital Cambridge launched their Post-Acute Transitions (PACT) Program. 
Spaulding's $746,487 TCII award focuses on post-acute care for 150 chronically critically ill patients discharged from other sites of care to Spaulding.
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Thank you for your continued engagement in the HPC's program and policy work. Since March 2017, we completed the launch of 18 grants through the Health Care Innovation Investments (HCII) program, hosted 11 trainings in technical assistance (TA) and other initiatives, and certified six provider organizations.   

In this newsletter, we are pleased to feature the fourth issue of HPC DataPoints highlighting new updates to the 2016 Opioid Use Disorder Report. 

The HPC is excited to announce the   fifth annual Health Care Cost Trends Hearing, to be held October 2 - 3, 2017. We hope you can join us for this seminal event in the Fall. 

Did you miss our July Board Meeting? The HPC livestreams all public meetings. Take a look at our  YouTube page to see past recordings and tune in for upcoming meetings. 
David Seltz
Executive Director
HPC Releases New DataPoints Issue
The fourth entry examines opioid-related discharges in Massachusetts with an interactive map
The lat est edition of  Dat aPoint s  expands on past research to better understand the impact of the opioid epidemic on Massachusetts hospitals. From 2000 to 2015, the opioid-related death rate in Massachusetts quadrupled, and by 2015 it was more than twice the national average.
Key findings include:
  • Between 2014 and 2015, the number of opioid-related hospital (ED and inpatient) discharges grew by 18%.
  • A new, interactive map displays the rate of opioid-related hospital discharges by zip code and provides new insights into the disproportionate impact of the opioid epidemic on certain residents, communities, and hospitals.
  • Young adults experienced the sharpest increase, 192% from 2011 to 2015.
HPC DataPoints  showcases brief overviews and interactive graphics on relevant health policy topics. As you read through  HPC DataPoints , we encourage you to engage with the interactive graphics by hovering your mouse over different data points to obtain additional information. The interactive graphics will not appear in Internet Explorer.
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Public Meeting Schedule
Be sure to check our website for the most up-to-date information on meetings
Below, please find the 2017 public meeting schedule. All Board and Advisory Council meetings, with the exception of the 2017 Cost Trends Hearing, will take place at 50 Milk Street at 12:00PM. 
Board Meetings 
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, November 8, 2017

Committee Meetings
Unless otherwise noted, the first meeting is at 9:30AM, followed by the second meeting at 11AM.
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - CTMP/CHICI
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - CDPST/QIPP
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - CTMP/CHICI
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - CDPST/QIPP
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - CTMP/CHICI

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