Getting Nursing Home Care Right

Pioneer Institute has long recognized that seniors deserve the best of care and that innovative policy solutions are necessary to ensure that this population enjoys a high quality of life in their later years. In the 1990s, early 2000s and most recently in 2017, the Institute dedicated Better Government Competition topics to policy issues related to aging in America. Our goal each time was to find solutions and to take advantage of new innovations that would improve the quality of life and care for the elderly.

HHS COVID Funding Tracker

As of July, the Feds have distributed $86.7 billion to medical providers, of which $2.3 billion came to Massachusetts. Pioneer’s new HHS COVID-19 Funding app shows who and how much, from the $1 sent to American Current Care of Massachusetts, to the $418,034,675 sent to the MA Department of Public Health. We also break down the distribution by city or town.

COVID-19 Roundup from Pioneer: Tracking COVID-19 in MA, unemployment tsunami, cancel MCAS?, cell phone hygiene, salute to James Taylor, state tax filing & more!

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Pioneer staff share their top picks for COVID-19 stories highlighting useful resources, best practices, and questions we should be asking our public and private sector leaders.

A Wealth of Data: A Map of the Massachusetts Opioid Epidemic

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In 2016, the rate of opioid overdose deaths in Massachusetts…

Can State Pensioners Pay for Future Medically Necessary Long-term Care?

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At some point many people find themselves needing help to care…

Bill H.2890: Funding More Problems than Solutions

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Studies show that 90 percent of the elderly want to live out…

Moving the Needle on Healthcare Cost Containment & Reform

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Today, Pioneer Institute submitted recommendations to the Commonwealth…

Creating Space for Healthcare Innovators in the Marketplace

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Pioneer Institute's initiatives in healthcare focus on three…

Time for Boston to open up to limited service clinics

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As a little girl I have a dim memory of my mother taking me to…

2017 Hewitt Healthcare Lecture: "Evolving Healthcare Delivery Models"

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Paul F. Levy, former President & CEO, Beth Israel Deaconess…

Improving Access To Health Systems Available To Older Patients

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Guest post by Alex Carlin As more Americans age in place,…

Governor's Plan to Cap Healthcare Provider Prices Misses the Mark

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The Governor filed a number of healthcare market reform proposals…

Meeting the Housing Needs of an Aging Population

Guest post by Mariella Rutigliano Many Americans struggle…

Statement on Governor Baker's Proposed Healthcare Business Assessment

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In January, the Baker Administration introduced a number of healthcare…

State Leadership Needed on Healthcare Price Transparency

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Governor Baker’s recent healthcare proposals include provisions…

Achieving a Sustainable and Transparent Healthcare System

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As the Legislative Special Commission on Provider Price Variation…

Family Caregiving & the Promise of Technology

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Guest post by Ben Margolin When older Americans require around-the-clock…

Insurer Using Market Clout to Lower Healthcare Costs for Consumers

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There are rumblings among some in the hospital community voicing…

Telemedicine: The Future of Healthcare

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Telemedicine sounds a bit like science-fiction, but the practice…

2016 Hewitt Healthcare Lecture: "Facing Down the Opioid Crisis"

On April 20, 2016, Pioneer welcomed medical professionals, researchers,…

Why Mental Health, Why Now?

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When the topic of “Improving Mental Health” was chosen, the importance resonated immediately. It may be more relevant than at any other point in our nation’s history. Every area of core government function is affected by the status of mental health. Our failure to find answers and reduce inefficiencies costs the Commonwealth innocent lives and millions of dollars each year.

How To Tell If The Price Is Right: Fostering Transparency in Healthcare Prices for Massachusetts Consumers

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Notwithstanding a Massachusetts law requiring the clear, prompt…

2015 Hewitt Health Care Lecture : Under the Microscope: Advancing Health Care Value Through Greater Transparency

Dr. Robert S. Kaplan is the world’s leading authority on strategic…

What's driving the state's budget gap?

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With 2015 revenues off by a sliver ($18 million), the state is…

Possible Civil and Criminal Offenses During ACA Implementation?

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The transition to a new healthcare exchange in Massachusetts…

State Internal Docs Contradict Gov. Patrick: Show $1B Price Tag for ACA Transition

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Governor Patrick has now called our Health Connector cost estimate…