Academic Medical Centers

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

Hospitals and health systems reported gifts, new facilities, planned expansions.
Dr. David Torchiana, the president & CEO of Partners HealthCare System and a member of the MHA Board of Trustees, last week announced his retirement,
As the healthcare sector rapidly evolves, hospitals are upgrading or expanding their facilities to meet the demands of patients.
Cancer Research UK has awarded researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women’s Hospital a total of $50 million to continue their cancer research.
The American Hospital Association (AHA) last week laid out its 2019 public policy agenda.
Perhaps the largest and most complex healthcare merger in state history is all but final after Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey’s office ok'd the merger with conditions.
Care is fluid and ever-changing and should not be determined by a rigid number arrived at through popular vote. Vote NO on 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 Massachusetts Public Health Council last week weighed in on the proposed Beth Israel Deaconess-Lahey merger.
A majority of stakeholders identified to the HPC that proposed mandatory nurse staffing ratios are a top area of concern.
Massachusetts General Hospital is just one of two hospitals nationwide to receive an important federal grant to develop a regional plan for delivering medical care during an emergency.
The HPC has released its final report on the proposed large merger of hospitals and physician practices that would be known as Beth Israel Lahey Health.
AHA and other hospital interests filed suit in U.S. District Court to stop a nearly 30% reduction in Medicare payments to hospitals for purchase of outpatient drugs under the 340B program.
The state has released Massachusetts hospital financial performance data for all of 2017 and the picture is not at all rosy.
The Health Policy Commission has weighed in on another hospital/health system merger.
The HPC is expected to vote Wednesday on the preliminary Cost & Market Impact Review relating to the BID-Lahey merger.
The deal involving Lahey Health, the Beth Israel Deaconess system, and other entities received a favorable report from DPH.
A bill introduced in the U.S. Senate last week would allow providersto be screened and enrolled quickly in the Medicaid program.
A new study shows that the cost of hunger and food insecurity in Massachusetts totals $2.4 billion a year.
Partners HealthCare and Care New England announced they have entered into a “definitive agreement”.

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: