Chapter 224: What Does It Mean for Hospitals, Health Plans, Consumers, and Clinicians?

November 5, 2012

These fact sheets highlight the major implications of Massachusetts’s 2012 health care cost containment law, Chapter 224, for four key stakeholder groups:  hospitals, health plans, consumers, and clinicians. From increased data reporting requirements for hospitals and health plans, to greater cost transparency for consumers, Chapter 224 will have significant impacts on many aspects of the Massachusetts health care system in the years ahead.

For a comprehensive overview of the entire law, see the Foundation’s report: Summary of Chapter 224 of the Acts of 2012. For an in-depth look at the Medicaid provisions in the law, see the Foundation’s report: Chapter 224 of the Acts of 2012: Implications for MassHealth.