A National Academy for State Health Policy guest blog writes of the latest report released in October 2018 by Massachusetts Attorney General’s office. The eight cost trends report – 2018 Examination of Health Care Cost Trends and Cost Drivers – found that complicated and varied methods used to determine health care payment rates contribute to administrative cost increases and make it difficult for market participants to identify high-quality health care options. The report identifies factors that have significant implications for the health care marketplace in Massachusetts. These cost trends reports aim to increase transparency around the forces and conditions that affect health care spending.
- Guest Blog: Massachusetts Report Recommends More Health Care Price Transparency and Simpler Payment Methods. February 4 2019
- Examination of Health Care Cost Trends and Cost Drivers Pursuant to G.L. c. 12C, § 17. Office of Attorney General Commonwealth of Massachusetts. October 2018 (PDF)