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The 189th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 5: Monitoring of health care delivery and payment system

Section 5. The commission shall monitor the reform of the health care delivery and payment system in the commonwealth under this chapter. The commission shall: (i) set health care cost growth goals for the commonwealth; (ii) enhance the transparency of provider organizations; (iii) monitor the development of ACOs and patient-centered medical homes; (iv) monitor the adoption of alternative payment methodologies; (v) foster innovative health care delivery and payment models that lower health care cost growth while improving the quality of patient care; (vi) monitor and review the impact of changes within the health care marketplace and (vii) protect patient access to necessary health care services.