Four years ago Massachusetts signed into law Chapter 224 of the Acts of 2012, “An Act Improving the Quality of Health Care and Reducing Costs through Increased Transparency, Efficiency and Innovation.” Recently, the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation released the third edition of the Chapter 224 Tracking Tool which provides a detailed description of the law’s key components and highlights the progress the state has made in its implementation as of September 2016. This tool is designed for policymakers, advocates, and other stakeholders who wish to track when and how state leaders have addressed policy issues pertaining to Chapter 224.
This year’s release includes two distinct versions of the tracking tool, an abbreviated version that focuses on progress the state has made since August 2015; and a more comprehensive version which documents progress the state has made in implementing the law since its passage in 2012. Both versions of the tracking tool feature a new navigation menu with links to the various Chapter 224 topics.
This tracking tool will be updated annually. Suggested additions or corrections should be sent to the email address below.