Ron Deprez invited to participate in MHMC’s Health Care Cost Workgroup

April 06, 2012

Ron Deprez, Ph.D., MPH, the executive director of the University of New England’s Center for Community and Public Health, was recently invited to participate in a workgroup being conducted by the Maine Health Management Coalition (MHMC) to make recommendations on reducing healthcare costs in Maine.

Dr. Deprez will participate in a series of four working sessions over the next three months. The workgroup will explore issues surrounding the increase in healthcare costs, identify regional cost drivers and recommend cost reduction policies using local and regional claims and related data.

Upon completion of the workgroup series, MHMC Director for Health Analytics Michael DeLorenzo and CEO of the Network of Regional Health Improvement Harold Miller, will present the workgroup’s recommendations to the MHMC executive directors.