October 12, 2017 | Rosemarie Day

Key Themes and Insights from the 2017 Massachusetts Healthcare Cost Trends Hearing

Last week, the Massachusetts Health Policy Commission (HPC) hosted its 5th Annual Health Care Cost Trends Hearing [1]. These hearings bring transparency to a whole new level: Massachusetts is one of the few states in the country to be systematically gathering data and shining a spotlight on all healthcare spending in the state. This year’s headline MORE

October 12, 2017 | Rosemarie Day and Emily Eibl

2017 Massachusetts Healthcare Cost Trends Hearing Details

  Focus on “whole person” care by strengthening primary care, behavioral health services and integration, programs to address social determinants of health, and team based coordinated care. One of the areas that the Health Policy Commission highlighted as an area that need to be addressed in order to slow cost growth was hospital readmissions. The MORE

October 3, 2017 | Rosemarie Day

Inside NoVa: House candidates back single-payer healthcare plan in Virginia

“Rosemarie Day, a healthcare consultant who worked to set up the nation’s first health insurance exchange in Massachusetts under then-Gov. Mitt Romney, wonders if Virginia could manage a single-payer system politically, if lawmakers haven’t even been able to agree on a ‘relatively safer step’ like Medicaid expansion. She thinks there is room for states to MORE