On October 15, 2016 NESCSO, in partnership with the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services and the Milbank Memorial Fund, hosted a forum on the current state and potential future of our region’s hospitals. Participants included the New England HHS Secretaries and Commissioners, State Legislators, and NESCSO Board representatives.
The forum focused on:
- Hospitals as they are major economic drivers, federal and state budget items, and assets in our communities.
- The passage of the ACA, state budget pressures, and other policy reforms which have heightened the focus on their various roles and altered the environment within which they operate.
- Providing a better understanding of the trends in the hospital operating environment and levers available to policymakers.
- A primary goal of the meeting was to provide participants with a deeper understanding of the various ways in which hospitals are responding to these pressures and the ways state governments can impact the direction in which hospitals are moving.
Presentations and a white paper authored for the forum are available below:
Hospitals in the Post-ACA Era: Impacts and Responses (PPT) Gary Young 101516
Healthcare in Northern New England (PPT) Richard Slusky 101516
Deeper Dives into Regional Aspects: MA and Southern New England (PPT) David Seltz 101516