5122.0 State Health Care Cost Containment Initiatives

Wednesday, November 2, 2011: 10:30 AM
We will discuss initiatives in Massachusetts and California that have had an impact on cost containment and therefore, the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.
Session Objectives: Discuss how bundled payments and Accountable Care Organizations can help bend the cost curve. Analyze rate regulation as a cost containment intervention that could be employed by states to reduce health care cost growth. Explain how Massachusetts is taking on the challenge of cost containment.

10:30 AM
11:10 AM
Bending the Cost Curve
Richard M. Scheffler, PhD

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Organized by: Health Equity and Public Hospitals Caucus
Endorsed by: Socialist Caucus

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)