ACO/Integrated Care

Issues surrounding the three-part mission of clinical care, research and education.

The Health Policy Commission (HPC) last Wednesday announced a new grant program for eligible providers to help them reduce avoidable acute care use.
The deal involving Lahey Health, the Beth Israel Deaconess system, and other entities will get a full cost and market impact review from the HPC.
Tim Gens, who has provided the intellectual and compassionate foundation for MHA’s strategy and policy efforts for 23 years, announced he will leave the association, effective Dec. 31.
The MassHealth Accountable Care Organization (ACO) program is set to go live March 1, 2018.
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.
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.
MHA offers testimony on a series of bills relating to commercial insurance.
The state has released the 2018 Request for Applications (RFA) – the main contract between the MassHealth program and acute care hospitals serving Medicaid patients.
On Wednesday contracts for the MassHealth Accountable Care Organization (ACO) program were finalized between the state and 17 ACOs. The massive shift of the MassHealth program from fee-for-service to the ACO model is the most sweeping change to the M
The Health Policy Commission announced on Friday that it would conduct a comprehensive Cost and Market Impact Review on the proposed merger of Partners HealthCare and Massachusetts Eye & Ear.
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.
06.19.2017  | MassHealth HQAC Update
In a recent presentation to the Hospital Quality Advisory Committee (HQAC), MassHealth recently proposed new reporting measures as part of its acute hospital Pay-for-Performance (P4P) program, including three substance use disorder measures.
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.
The Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association, on behalf of its member hospitals, health systems, physician organizations, and allied health care providers, appreciates this opportunity to offer comments in strong support of HB1190 / SB62.
The Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association, on behalf of our member hospitals, health systems, physician organizations and allied health care providers, appreciates the opportunity to submit comments in support of HB101.
The Massachusetts Hospital Association (MHA), on behalf of its member hospitals and health systems, appreciate this opportunity to offer its strong support for HB3093/SB783, “An Act Improving Medical Decision Making.”
The Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association (MHA), on behalf of our member hospitals, health systems, physician organizations and allied health care providers, appreciates the opportunity to submit comments in strong support of HB592 / SB630.
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.
A coalition of 27 healthcare, consumer, and business organizations who make up the Massachusetts Telemedicine Coalition (tMED) today announced the filing of state legislation to advance and promote access to telemedicine services for patients.

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: