Whoops. It took my politically attuned WBUR colleague, Ben Swasey, to point out that there's been a heck of a lot of Massachusetts health care news lately, a confluence of mounting political pressure and changes in the industry itself. I'd been too deep in the trees to see the forest. And I'd been so focused on waiting for the Patrick administration's upcoming bill on payment system changes, I'd somehow failed to register that the next stage of Massachusetts health care reform — global payments and cost-cutting — is already upshifting, bill or no bill.
Let's just take a moment to wrap up this month's events so far:
And this is a bit further back, but:
Partners Planning Reduction Of Costs
Readers, would you add any? Send them in and I'll add them to the mix. And do you share this sense of acceleration, or am I deluded?
This program aired on January 28, 2011. The audio for this program is not available.