CHIA

The Center for Healthcare Information Analysis (CHIA) is an independent agency that serves as the commonwealth’s primary hub for healthcare data and a key source of healthcare analytics that support state healthcare policy development. MHA works collaboratively with CHIA and other agencies to improve efficiency in the collection, dissemination and use of healthcare data and to promote administrative simplification.
The healthcare “cost-containment and reform” bill that the Massachusetts Senate passed at midnight last Thursday offer some positive steps forward, but also areas of concern.
10.31.2017  | The HEALTH Act
An Act Furthering Health Empowerment and Affordability by Leveraging Transformative Health Care (the HEALTH Act)
HB2167 An Act to Improve Health Care Costs for Employers and Consumers
While debate in Massachusetts and in Washington focus on healthcare costs and healthcare access, a more general question merits attention: In the incessant effort to regulate all aspects of the healthcare community, is the state creating a regulatory
MHA offers testimony on a series of bills relating to commercial insurance.
The Massachusetts growth rate for total healthcare spending was 2.8% for 2016, well below the state benchmark of 3.6%, according to a new report from the state’s Center for Health Information and Analysis (CHIA).
Statement from Lynn Nicholas, MHA President & CEO, on CHIA’s preliminary report on the performance of the Massachusetts Healthcare System
MHA appreciates the opportunity to submit comments in strong support of SB627, “An Act to Promote Transparency in Prescription Drug Prices.
HB2442/SB2137, HB3226/SB1245, HB3240, HB1200/SB1224, SB1264 Disease Prevention, Screening and Mandated Benefit
MHA appreciates this opportunity to offer comments on bills that address market performance and oversight of the healthcare entities and the assessment of funding to provide financial support for the healthcare system.
MHA, the Center for Health Information and Analysis (CHIA), Massachusetts Coalition for the Prevention of Medical Errors, and New England QIN QIO have partnered to offer a webinar series on leveraging data reports to drive quality improvement.
The Massachusetts Health and Hospital Association (MHA) appreciates the opportunity to submit comments on legislation related to improving access and treatment for behavioral health services.
The Massachusetts Hospital Association (MHA), on behalf of its member hospitals and health systems, appreciates the opportunity to offer comments in strong opposition to HB824, “An Act Relative to the Public Reporting of Hospital Margins.”

Resources

Click on the links below for easy access to important information related to state healthcare issues and advocacy.
Visit the Commonwealth of Massachusetts websites below to find information on legislative hearings and other meetings of interest to the healthcare community.
To guide your navigation of the legislative process and assist your advocacy efforts, please visit the following state websites:
MHA has also developed the following documents for your information and benefit:
  • Directory of Government Officials
  • 2016-2017/2017-2018 State Legislative Package