HPC 2014 Cost Trends Report
by the Health Policy Commission (HPC)
Consistent with the statutory mandate of the Health Policy Commission (HPC), this 2014 Cost Trends Report presents an overview of healthcare spending and delivery in Massachusetts, opportunities to improve quality and efficiency, and progress in key areas and contains recommendations for strategies to increase quality and efficiency in the Commonwealth.
Past HPC reports have identified four areas of opportunity: fostering a value-based market; promoting an efficient, high-quality healthcare delivery system; advancing alternative payment methods (APMs); and advancing transparency and data availability. The HPC continues to emphasize these four areas in its analysis and recommendations.