MAHP's 14th Annual Health Policy Conference

"Payment Reform – Three Years Later: Are Policies Delivering on the Promise of Lower Costs & Higher Quality?"

Friday, October 30, 2015


Opening Remarks

His Excellency Charlie Baker, Governor, Commonwealth of Massachusetts


Presentation of Attorney General’s Report: Examination of Health Care Cost Trends and Cost Drivers

Courtney Aladro, Assistant Attorney General and Senior Health Care Policy Advisor, Health Care Division of the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office


Provider Consolidation: Mergers, Acquisitions & Affiliations – Where is the Market Heading?

Martin Gaynor, Ph.D., E.J. Barone Professor of Economics and Health Policy, Carnegie Mellon University


Are ACOs the Answer?

Stuart Altman, Ph.D., Chair, Health Policy Commission and Sol C. Chaikin Professor of National Health Policy, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University

Jeff Goldsmith, Ph.D., President of Health Futures, Associate Professor of Public Health Sciences, University of Virginia

Barak D. Richman, Ph.D., Edgar P. and Elizabeth C. Bartlett Professor of Law, Professor of Business Administration, Duke University School of Law

Moderator: Meredith Rosenthal, Ph.D.,Professor or Health Economics and Policy, Harvard University School of Public Health


Integrating Behavioral Health into Patient Centered Care

Linda Rosenberg, MSW, President & CEO, National Council for Behavioral Health


A View of the Marketplace: The State & Stakeholders Respond

Nancy Kane, Ph.D., Professor of Management & Associate Dean for Case-based Teaching and Learning, Harvard School of Public Health

Rick Lord, President & CEO, Associated Industries of Massachusetts

Dolores Mitchell, Executive Director, Massachusetts Group Insurance Commission

Lynn Nicholas, President & CEO, Massachusetts Hospital Association

David Seltz, Executive Director, Health Policy Commission

Steve Walsh, Executive Director, Massachusetts Council of Community Hospitals

Moderator: Jim Braude, Host, WGBH Greater Boston; Co-Host, 89.7 WGBH's Boston Public Radio