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October 10, 2014 § Leave a comment

Articles, commentary, research, and more from the past week

A “who’s who” of MA healthcare
As reported on Dually Noted, Commonwealth Care Alliance CEO Bob Master testified this week at the MA Health Policy Commission’s health trends hearing, a two-day event that brought together clinicians, insurers, regulators, and many others concerned with healthcare costs in the Commonwealth. A post published in the Massachusetts Medical Society blog describes the event as “generally upbeat,” as Governor Deval Patrick touted the success of the state’s healthcare reform law and Jeffery Sanchez, Chair of the legislature’s Joint Committee on Public Health, lauded Massachusetts as a healthcare leader.

Nobel winners focus on dementia
This year’s winners of the Nobel prize in medicine focused on spatial cells in the brain that cause those with Alzheimer’s and dementia to lose their way. Determining why these cells degrade could help researchers better understand how these conditions progress over time.

MA leads the way on healthcare price transparency
Starting this month, Massachusetts residents with private health insurance can find prices for healthcare services online from their insurer. Because of a healthcare transparency law passed two years ago, Massachusetts is now the first state to require insurers to provide real-time pricing.


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