AGO Cost Trends Report 2018- Examination of Cost Trends and Cost Drivers

This is the Office of the Attorney General’s (“AGO”) 2019 report of its examination1 of health care cost trends conducted pursuant to Section 17 of Chapter 12C of the Massachusetts General Laws. 

2019 AGO Cost Trends Report

The Health Care Division of the Office of the Attorney General works to promote public health and to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the health care system. The Division has conducted groundbreaking examinations of health care cost trends and cost drivers that have directly led to new laws that have increased the transparency of the health care market and encouraged more efficient health care purchasing. The Division also provides guidance and public reporting on the community benefits offered by nonprofit hospitals and health plans through the innovative Community Benefits Program.