In a post below, I listed several of the questions posed by the MA Division of Health Care Finance & Policy in preparation for the first of annual public hearings concerning health care provider and insurer costs trends. There were also others posed by the Attorney General. The answers to these questions have now been submitted by various parties. The answers are publicly available. You can open the envelope and see them here.
I haven't had time to review all the submissions yet, but the point I made a couple of weeks ago about federal and state underpayment for Medicare and Medicaid services, and the resulting impact this has on commercial insurance rates, is well documented in several of these filings. If I have a chance in the next few days, I'll pull out pertinent excerpts on this and other topics so you don't have to dig through dozens of pages.