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The 191st General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Joint Committee on Health Care Financing

Senate Contact

24 Beacon St. 
Room 208
Boston, MA 02133
Phone:
(617) 722-1432

House Contact

24 Beacon St. 
Room 236
Boston, MA 02133
Phone:
(617) 722-2430
Follow In My Legislature Date Time Topic Location Status Bills
3/13/2019 12:00 PM The Joint Committee on Health Care Financing and the Health Policy Commission will meet jointly in a public oversight hearing to consider a potential adjustment of the health care cost growth benchmark for the average growth in total health care expenditures for calendar year 2020. Gardner Auditorium Completed
4/11/2019 1:00 PM Pharmaceutical Access, Cost & Transparency A-1 Completed
5/7/2019 10:30 AM Health System Contracting, Networks, Prices & Rates Gardner Auditorium Completed
5/14/2019 10:30 AM Care Management, Services & Support for Special Populations A-1 Completed
5/28/2019 10:30 AM Health Resource Planning & Delivery System Oversight A-1 Completed
6/11/2019 10:30 AM Systems of Integrated Health Care Financing Gardner Auditorium Completed
7/9/2019 1:00 PM MassHealth Enrollment & Eligibility A-1 Completed
7/16/2019 10:30 AM Health Agency Operations & Oversight A-1 Completed
10/8/2019 12:00 PM Miscellaneous Legislation 428 Completed
1/28/2020 11:00 AM H4134 - An Act to improve health care by investing in VALUE A-1 & A-2 Completed
3/10/2020 11:00 AM Late-Filed Legislation A-2 Completed
3/11/2020 12:00 PM ****CHANGE OF LOCATION**** The Joint Committee on Health Care Financing and the Health Policy Commission will meet jointly in a public oversight hearing to consider a potential adjustment of the health care cost growth benchmark for the average growth in total health care expenditures for calendar year 2021. PLEASE NOTE: THE HEALTH POLICY COMMISSION ANNOUNCED ITS DECISION TO CHANGE THE LOCATION OF TOMORROW’S HEARING FROM GARDNER AUDITORIUM TO THE HEALTH POLICY COMMISSION OFFICES LOCATED AT 50 MILK STREET. The Health Policy Commission is the coordinating entity for this hearing. In addition to in-person and written testimony, interested parties will have the option to provide testimony virtually via conference call. Further information and instructions on virtual attendance and live streaming are available at https://www.mass.gov/info-details/health-care-cost-growth-benchmark. To sign up to provide virtual testimony, or if you have questions concerning the change in location, please email Ben Thomas (Benjamin.A.Thomas@mass.gov) no later than Wednesday, March 11, at 10:00 AM. To sign up in advance to provide in-person testimony, or to submit written testimony, please also email Benjamin.A.Thomas@mass.gov. The deadline for written testimony has been extended to Friday, March 27, 2020, at 5:00 PM. Please contact the Health Policy Commission at (617) 979-1400 with any questions Health Policy Commission Completed
3/11/2020 12:00 PM The Joint Committee on Health Care Financing and the Health Policy Commission will meet jointly in a public oversight hearing to consider a potential adjustment of the health care cost growth benchmark for the average growth in total health care expenditures for calendar year 2020. The Health Policy Commission is the coordinating entity for this hearing. All interested parties are encouraged to submit written testimony and comments to the following address: Benjamin.A.Thomas@mass.gov. All submissions must include the sender’s full name and address. Parties who are unable to submit electronic comments should mail submissions to Benjamin Thomas, Government Affairs Manager, 50 Milk Street, 8th Floor, Boston, MA 02109. All testimony and comments must be received by 5:00 PM on Friday, March 20, 2020. All written comments submitted to the HPC may be posted on the HPC’s website and released in response to a request for public records. Gardner Auditorium Canceled
6/2/2020 10:00 AM The Joint Committee on Health Care Financing will solicit WRITTEN TESTIMONY VIA EMAIL ONLY on House Bill 4717. Interested parties are advised to submit testimony either as an attached PDF or in the body of an email to the Committee Director at timothy.oneill@mahouse.gov NO LATER THAN 4:00 P.M. on Tuesday, June 2, 2020. Please type TESTIMONY - HOUSE BILL 4717 in the subject line of your email and include the following information in the body of your email: Full Name Mailing Address City / Town & Zip Code Professional / Advocacy Affiliation (if applicable) Testimony in Support / Testimony in Opposition Written Testimony Only Completed