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Leading efforts to advance MA's ambitious goal of bringing health care spending growth in line with the growth in the state’s economy.
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It might not feel like it just yet but it's the ! What better way to kill time waiting for the warmer weather than to check out the trove of videos on our channel? Catch up on all the great discussions:
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Massachusetts HPC Mar 15
We had a great hearing on the health care cost growth benchmark on Wednesday! You can catch the slide presentation here: The Board votes to set the 2020 benchmark at the April 3 meeting (3PM, HPC's Offices)
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Massachusetts HPC Mar 13
...(tweet 2 of 2) and to @RandyHuntCPA ,, , Rep. Brian Murray, , and . Thank you all for making today's hearing such a success!
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Massachusetts HPC Mar 13
(tweet 1 of 2) So grateful to all the members of the Joint Committee on Health Care Financing who joined us for today's Benchmark Hearing! Big thank yous to , , , , , , , ...
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Massachusetts HPC Mar 13
Don't miss out on our great research briefs and reports! Download your own copy of Opportunities for Cost Savings in Health Care 2018 and learn how can achieve big savings in
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Massachusetts HPC Mar 13
Last year we modeled the savings impact of seven strategies to reduce spending in Massachusetts, totaling nearly $5 billion in five years. Learn more with our 'Opportunities for Cost Savings in Health Care 2018' brief:
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Massachusetts HPC Mar 13
The HPC estimates that would save $55 billion between 2018 and 2027 if per capita spending grows at 3.1% annually rather than CMS’ projected growth rates, providing significant relief to residents and the state budget
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Massachusetts HPC Mar 13
. 's affordability survey found that in 2017, 43% of insured residents reported having an affordability issue in the past 12 months and 18% of insured residents reported having multiple affordability issues
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Massachusetts HPC Mar 13
There has been significant growth in the amount that middle-class employees spend annually on their and it now exceeds the rest of the U.S.
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Massachusetts HPC Mar 13
for large employers are the 10th highest in the U.S., while premiums for small employers are now the 2nd highest
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MASS HHS Mar 13
Live from the annual Health Care Cost Growth Benchmark hearing.
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Massachusetts HPC Mar 13
By 2016, average annual out-of-pocket spending for was $340; 18% of individuals paid more than $500 and 6% paid more than $750
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Massachusetts HPC Mar 13
residents with saw annual spending on products increase by 50% from 2013 to 2016
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Massachusetts HPC Mar 13
For residents with , spending was the largest contributor to their spending growth, accounting for 27% of total spending in 2016
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Massachusetts HPC Mar 13
Rapidly rising drug prices, including for , are contributing to higher spending and affordability challenges for residents
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Massachusetts HPC Mar 13
Commercial emergency department (ED) spending has increased in due to significant price increases, despite very little utilization growth
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Massachusetts HPC Mar 13
spending growth in from 2015 to 2017 was mostly driven by price increases
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Massachusetts HPC Mar 13
hospital readmission rates continue to increase, even as the rest of the U.S. makes progress; is the 2nd worst performing state
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Massachusetts HPC Mar 13
uses high cost settings of care to a much greater degree than the U.S., including hospital outpatient utilization that is 45% above the national average
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Massachusetts HPC Mar 13
spending in remains high, even accounting for higher levels of income
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