NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The Health Information and Analysis Oversight Council (Oversight Council) of the Center for Health Information and Analysis (CHIA) will hold a public hearing on CHIA's upcoming fiscal year (FY) 2020 budget. The purpose of this hearing is to afford all interested members of the public the opportunity to provide oral and/or written comment on the Oversight Council's proposed budget for CHIA.
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
1 Ashburton Place
21st Floor, Conference Room 2
Boston, MA 02108
CHIA has requested a direct appropriation budget of $27,431,406 for FY20. Up to $1,563,617 of the proposed amount has been designated for the operations of the Betsy Lehman Center for Patient Safety and Medical Error Reduction which was reestablished within CHIA in 2012. Further, CHIA has requested authorization to collect up to $400,000 through a retained revenue account for purposes of helping to fund the development, operation and maintenance of the All Payer Claims Database (APCD).
Individuals who notify the Oversight Council of their intention to provide oral comment at the hearing will be afforded an earlier opportunity to speak. Interested parties may register to speak by emailing CHIA-Legal@state.ma.us. All others will be allowed to sign up to provide comments on a first-come basis the day of the hearing.
Written comments will also be accepted at the same email address through Monday, April 29, 2019. Individuals who are unable to submit written comments by email should mail the Center for Health Information and Analysis, 501 Boylston Street, Suite 5100, Boston, MA 02116, Attention: Oversight Council. Written comments must be postmarked by Monday, April 29, 2019.
This hearing is being held pursuant to the provisions of M.G.L. c. 12C, §2A.
CHIA's mission is to be the agency of record for Massachusetts health care information, to responsibly steward sensitive and confidential data, and to objectively report reliable and meaningful information about the quality, affordability, utilization, access, and outcomes of the Massachusetts health care system.