Winter 2018
HPC in the News
(Boston Globe, December 13, 2017)

Massachusetts ACO Certification Program Now Includes 17 Members
(Healthcare Informatics, January 5, 2018)

Emergency Department visits for behavioral care on the rise 
(New England Psychologist Magazine, January 6, 2018)

New $10 Million Investment Opportunity
The SHIFT-Care Challenge is the  latest round of funding available through the HCII program. The new investment opportunity offers two tracks designed to foster innovative care delivery models in Massachusetts that shift unnecessary delivery of care for complex patients from expensive, acute care hospitals, to more patient centered, community-based settings. Eligible organizations have until April 6, 2018 to submit applications. The Request for Proposals (RFP) can be found  here . More information is available on the program  website .
2018 Public Meeting Calendar
A printable version of our full 2018 public meeting calendar is available for download here. All Board, Committee, and Advisory Council Meetings are held at the HPC's offices (50 Milk Street, 8th Floor) unless otherwise noted.
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Thank you for your continued engagement in the HPC's program and policy work.
In this newsletter edition, we are pleased to announce a new committee structure of the HPC's Board, a spring-time care delivery event, the new Transforming Care  monthly newsletter, and the release of the 2017 Cost Trends Hearing Executive Summary.
Did you miss a 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
New Board Committee Structure
The HPC's Board is now organized into two policy committees focused on  Market Oversight and Transparency (MOAT) and  Care Delivery Transformation (CDT). The focus areas of the new committees align with the policy priorities of the HPC as defined in its enabling legislation, Chapter 224 of the Acts of 2012, and through an internal strategic planning process. Both have monitoring and operational responsibilities. 

The MOAT and CDT committees will meet for the first time this  Wednesday, February 14  at 50 Milk Street. Unless otherwise noted, MOAT meets at 9:30 AM and CDT meets at 11:00 AM. 

More information on the HPC's new policy committees, including focus areas and commissioner appointments for each committee, can be found here.
HPC Special Event
This May, the HPC will host a special event to examine how partnerships between health care providers and community stakeholders work to address health-related social needs. This policy area has been a focus of the HPC's investments, research, and policy work. The event will feature expert speakers and panels to discuss practical and policy approaches for supporting such partnerships. Please mark your calendars, and stay tuned for more information, including registration instructions and agenda details. We hope to see you there!
Newsletter Launch : HPC  Transforming Care
The HPC is excited to announce the launch of Transforming Care, a monthly newsletter to share learnings from our  certification  and investment  programs.

Given the overlap in audiences and topics of interest across our programs - from complex care management to behavioral health integration to accountable care organizations - this newsletter will serve as a one-stop destination for related news and care delivery transformation lessons from the field.  Click here to subscribe

If you would like to suggest content for future issues, please email
2017 Cost Trends Hearing Summary
The  2017 Cost Trends Hearing Executive Summary  is now  online. This document is intended to summarize the major themes raised by participants of the two-day, annual hearing. The Executive Summary provides key takeaways from each panel, as well as a detailed summary of the 2017 pre-filed testimony

Video from the 2017 Cost Trends Hearing is available on the HPC's YouTube channel. Presentation materials can be found on our website here.

The 2018 Cost Trends Hearing will be held on Monday, October 15 and Tuesday, October 16. Stay tuned for more information - we hope you will join us again!