Other Key Agencies

Numerous additional state agencies support, regulate, review or otherwise administer healthcare in Massachusetts. Click on the name of one of the individual agencies listed below for more information on their work, and MHA’s related advocacy and outreach efforts.
The Mass Collaborative, of which MHA is a founding member along with insurance companies and providers, last week had one of its prior authorization initiatives approved by the Department of Insurance (DoI).
The state’s Judicial Court on Wednesday appointed the Division of Insurance’s (DoI) acting commissioner Gary Anderson as the receiver of the health insurance company Minuteman Health.
Last week Auditor Suzanne Bump issued a mandated report on Chap. 224 that focuses on the gains and remaining challenges of the law.
The Division of Insurance (DOI) has scheduled two webinars to assist carriers and providers to understand the Risk-Bearing Provider Organization (RBPO) certificate process in relation to the development of MassHealth ACO contracts.
Following legislative review by the recently created Joint Committee on Marijuana Policy, the House and Senate last week approved differing bills that amend the state’s new law legalizing the commercial sale of marijuana.
New England Baptist Hospital announced it had signed a letter of intent to explore joining Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and Lahey Health in creating a combined healthcare system.
Emergency department (ED) boarding for patients in need of inpatient psychiatric and substance use disorder services is a problem.
TOBACCO FREE MASS is holding its Fourth Annual Awards Ceremony and Fundraiser on Thursday, June 23, from 8 to 10 a.m. at the Massachusetts Medical Society.
TOBACCO FREE MASS is holding its Fourth Annual Awards Ceremony and Fundraiser on Thursday, June 23, from 8 to 10 a.m. at the Massachusetts Medical Society, 860 Winter Street, Waltham.
TOBACCO FREE MASS is holding its Fourth Annual Awards Ceremony and Fundraiser on Thursday, June 23, from 8 to 10 a.m. at the Massachusetts Medical Society, 860 Winter Street, Waltham.
MHA sent a letter to EOHHS Secretary Marylou Sudders on May 6, requesting reconsideration of scheduled eligibility changes to the state’s Health Safety Net program, and, in particular, the new presumptive determination policy.
Twenty-eight Massachusetts hospitals have signed the American Hospital Association’s #123forEquity Pledge to Eliminate Health Care Disparities.
Cindy L. Russo, MS, RN, FACHE, has been named President/Chief Administrative Officer of Baystate Franklin Medical Center/Baystate Health Northern Region.
Nancy Ridley, assistant DPH commissioner from 1994 to 2007, passed away on April 27 at age 71.
The state’s new law to combat the opioid crisis contains a new requirement.
04.25.2016  | Transition
Laura Ames is the new CEO at New England Rehabilitation Hospital in Woburn. She most recently was CEO of Arbour Hospital from July 2013 to April 2016, and before that SVP of Behavioral Health Services at Sisters of Providence Health System.
On May 25, Schwartz Center will hold its 14th Annual Celebration of Women in Healthcare.
Health Care For All’s signature fundraising event this year is entitled “Patient-Centered Care: For The People” and takes place Tuesday, May 3.
04.18.2016  | Transition
The State House News Service reported on Thursday that Aron Boros, the executive director of the Center for Health Information and Analysis since November 2012, will leave his post on June 17.
In November 2015, MHA’s Board of trustees signed on to AHA’s Equity of Care Campaign – a national effort to eliminate healthcare disparities.

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