EOHHS

The Massachusetts Executive Office of Health & Human Services (EOHHS) is the largest secretariat in the commonwealth, responsible for the Medicaid program, child welfare, public health, disabilities, veterans’ affairs, and elder affairs. Under the direction of the Secretary of Health & Human Services, EOHHS oversees the numerous state agencies involved in providing services to these populations in Massachusetts. MHA represents its members’ interests before these agencies and with the secretariat itself, educating and advocating on matters of vital importance to hospitals, health systems, and other care providers.
Care is fluid and ever-changing and should not be determined by a rigid number arrived at through popular vote. Vote NO on 1.
Governor Charlie Baker has announced that he will vote NO on Question 1.
The state’s HPC devoted part of its two-day cost trend hearing last week to the Question 1 ballot issue, adding new insight into the staffing mandate’s costs, and more.
The 2019 acute care hospital Request for Application was released last week and will take effect November 1.
In recognition of World Sepsis Day, HHS Secretary Marylou Sudders marked World Sepsis Day by announcing the creation of the Massachusetts Sepsis Consortium.
The Massachusetts Legislature approved a $41.88 billion FY2019 state budget last Wednesday and sent it to Governor Baker.
Last week, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services responded to the state’s 1115 Medicaid Waiver request that had been filed last September.
Debate begins today on the Massachusetts House Ways & Means Committee’s state budget proposal for FY 2019.
MassHealth continues to tweak its sweeping Accountable Care Organization (ACO) program that went live in March.
EOHHS announced a new opportunity for primary care providers seeking to participate in the new MassHealth ACO program.
As of March 1, 2018, approximately 1.2 million MassHealth managed-care members will have a new set of plan options in which to enroll.
The MassHealth Accountable Care Organization (ACO) program begins on Thursday, March 1.
A statewide initiative to address ED boarding of patients needing inpatient psychiatric care has gone into effect.
Last Wednesday, Governor Charlie Baker released a $40.9 billion FY19 state budget proposal.
Governor Charlie Baker and EOHHS Secretary Marylou Sudders on the governor’s major bill to stem the opioid epidemic.
Governor Charlie Baker was at Beverly Hospital last Thursday as part of his tour to drum up support for his second major opioid bill.
There may be a big roadblock to creating supervised injection facilities (SIFs) in Massachusetts – the federal government.
SB1174, HB1181/SB1183, SB1269, HB1136, HB1137, HB1207, HB3250, SB1248, SB1270, HB1175, HB1197, SB1230, HB2441, HB2477, HB3514, SB1212, SB1234 Healthcare Facilities
10.31.2017  | The HEALTH Act
An Act Furthering Health Empowerment and Affordability by Leveraging Transformative Health Care (the HEALTH Act)
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

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 
Click on the links below for easy access to information on important federal healthcare matters and MHA’s advocacy, outreach and other work on these issues.

Both of these include links to members list, committees, and legislation and records.