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Issues and  trends affecting patients discharge to another care facility or home.
Nearly a dozen Republican senators introduced legislation to bar health insurers from denying coverage to people with pre-existing health conditions.
The Health Policy Commission (HPC) last Wednesday announced its SHIFT-Care grant awardees.
The Commonwealth Fund’s most recent Scorecard on State Health System Performance places Massachusetts at number 2 in the nation – up from fifth place in 2017.
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.
The Health Policy Commission (HPC) last Wednesday announced a new grant program for eligible providers to help them reduce avoidable acute care use.
Senate leaders unveiled a 159-section, 101-page healthcare reform bill on Tuesday that addresses behavioral health, provider price variation, readmissions, the scope of practice for various health professions, and telemedicine – among a host of other
The Health Policy Commission’s cost trends hearing held on Monday and Tuesday delivered, as usual, lots of data and testimony on the state of the state’s healthcare system. As part of the HPC’s conversation, the commonwealth’s two leading legislator
The Joint Committee on Public Health on Tuesday heard testimony on a bill that would create a new level of dental practice – Advance Dental Hygiene Practitioners (ADHP).
MHA offers testimony on a series of bills relating to commercial insurance.
MHA appreciates this opportunity to offer comments in strong support of SB354, “An Act relative to Reserving Beds in Nursing Homes During Certain Leaves of Absence.”
Patients with serious mental illness who participated in a behavioral health home (BHH) program saw significant reductions in emergency department visits and psychiatric hospitalizations along with more preventive screenings for diabetes, according t
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 and Hospital Association (MHA) appreciates the opportunity to submit comments on legislation related to improving access and treatment for behavioral health services.
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The Massachusetts Hospital Association (MHA), on behalf of its member hospitals and health systems, appreciates this opportunity to offer comments related to the bills below.
The Massachusetts Hospital Association (MHA), on behalf of its member hospitals and health systems, appreciates this opportunity to offer testimony in strong support of SB364, related to preserving nursing home beds for residents who have a medical o
On January 1, CMS began paying primary care physicians a monthly fee to coordinate care for Medicare beneficiaries with multiple chronic conditions, even if there is no face-to-face exam.

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: