Public Policymakers' Guide to Reducing Health Care Costs

Policymakers' Guide to Reducing Health Care Costs
Saturday, December 4: 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.

As states expand access to health insurance coverage under federal health reform, big questions remain about how to simultaneously improve the quality of health care and slow the growth in health costs. This session will focus on how some states have implemented innovative comprehensive programs to address these elusive policy goals.  Presenters will also provide program examples in the areas of administrative efficiencies, prevention and wellness, patient centered health homes, and payment reforms that have proven successful and are ready for replication by other states.

Presentation by Senator Richard T. Moore

 Public Policymakers' Guide to Reducing Health Care Costs

 

Senator Richard T. Moore of Massachusetts serves as the Senate Chairman of the influential Joint Committee on Health Care Financing in the Massachusetts General Court. The eight term senator ‘s imprint can be found on nearly every piece of health care legislation enacted in Massachusetts since 1999. Widely acknowledged for his leadership in state health care policy and his strong advocacy for patient safety and reduction of medical errors, Senator Moore was among the principal architects of the landmark 2006 Massachusetts health care reform law. Senator Moore was a nine term member of the MA House of Representatives. Senator Moore is an educational administrator and faculty member at Bridgewater (MA) State College. He is the current President of the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL). He holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Clark University, Master’s Degree from Colgate University, and an honorary Doctor of Science degree from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.