Paul A. Hattis

Fellow , Lown Institute

Stories by Paul A. Hattis

Children’s acquisition of Franciscan makes sense

Risk of more consolidation offset by behavioral health needs

DPH gets it right on Mass General Brigham

Agency recommendation legitimizes state's cost-containment model

Dear DPH, here’s a strategy for handling MGB

Put off any decisions until hospital system contains its costs

Moment of truth for state’s health cost benchmark

How will state handle controversial Mass General Brigham expansion?

30-40% of COVID patients at MGH incidentally infected

They tend to require less hospitalization and ICU care

With health care spending rising, 7 policy wishes for 2022

Some require legislative action, some require agencies to do their job

Mariano’s health care bill shows promise

Gives community hospitals leverage against competitive incursions

Why are hospital ICUs so full now?

MGH's Dr. Jarone Lee offers a COVID-19 update

DPH needs to stop being a paper tiger

Agency must say no when warranted, and insist on accountability

My spin on Mass General Brigham’s financial spin

A look at the hospital system's 3d quarter press release

Another wealthy hospital system expanding in the suburbs

Boston Children’s Hospital wants to augment its outpatient services

Potential Atrius sale evokes sadness, concerns

Shift from non-profit to for-profit raises many issues

What we need to know about Mass General Brigham expansion

The big question is whether it will add public health value, or not

Can Mass General Brigham integrate?

Pressure is on to find operational savings

Health cost benchmark up in the air right now

Maybe state commission should focus on other issues

Breaking down hospital community benefits

Healey guidelines shed light, but not enough light

Money-losing Allways is drain on Mass General Brigham

Insurance firm lands approval of 11.5 percent rate hike

Getting the vaccine was no big deal

The two doses are not going to change my daily routine

COVID-19 fallout: Alarming trend of severe liver disease

‘We are now in the upswing of the curve,’ says Dr. Lee

Don’t forget home care workers

They should be included in vaccine prioritization

With COVID surging again, Dr. Lee returns

Maybe we need a right to repair for hospital equipment

Reading between the lines at cost trend hearing

Baker, Healey remarks hint at broader market concerns

Four issues to watch on health insurance

Premiums rising but uninsured ranks hold steady

HPC: Health care spending to fall 10% in Mass.

Decline leaves time for more focus on policy, equity

Juneteenth discussion at Tufts misses elephant in room

Higher ed financing system another form of structural racism

The black swan of our time

COVID causing cracks in health care system to widen

Fewer, but sicker patients in the MGH ICUs

Transfers from other hospitals driving greater acuity