|Submitted||Sept. 3, 2014|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, M.G.L. c.66, §10, I hereby request the following records:
All costs (total budget) broken out by year associated with 2013, 2012 and 2011 Health Care Cost Trends Hearings
I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as we believe this request is in the public interest, as suggested but not stipulated by the recommendations of the Massachusetts Supervisor of Public Records. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.
I expect the request to be filled in an accessible format, including for screen readers, which provide text-to-speech for persons unable to read print. Files that are not accessible to screen readers include, for example, .pdf image files as well as physical documents.
In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.
Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 calendar days, as the statute requires.
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Unfortunately I do not know at this time if your request would require payment.
Look forward to hearing from you,
Hello Ms. Peach,
Here is the form, as requested.
Thank you for the public records request form. The Center for Health Information and Analysis did not host the Health Care Cost Trends Hearings in 2013, the Health Policy Commission hosted for that year. Let me start your request and I will get back to you as soon as I can.
We have been researching your public records request below, and anticipate providing a further response next week. I need to inquire with an employee that is scheduled to return from vacation on September 15th.
Associate General Counsel
We have researched your request and determined that CHIA does not have any documents that would reflect all costs broken out by year associated with 2013, 2012, and 2011 Health Care Cost Trend Hearings. The costs associated with a Cost Trend Hearing are not itemized in a report or budget. For example, if court reporting services were engaged for a Cost Trend Hearing, the expense was itemized as a court reporting expense.
Please contact me should you have any questions.