Community Benefits

How hospitals and healthcare organizations serve their communities beyond clinic walls.
Stories from across the state showing advancements from the Massachusetts hospital community.
The American Medical Association’s (AMA’s) House of Delegates met last week and adopted a series of positions, including those addressing gun violence and pharmaceutical shortages.
UMass Memorial Medical Center was one of three finalists for the prestigious 2017 Foster G. McGaw Prize for Excellence in Community Service.
Last Tuesday, Middlesex Sheriff Peter Koutoujian announced a new pilot project to link data from local police, jail, hospital and others to help identify “frequent utilizers.”
The proposed statewide ballot question to impose one-size-fits-all ratios on hospitals would threaten the state's cost growth benchmark.
Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey last Wednesday issued new community benefits guidelines for hospitals and HMOs.
The AHA is accepting applications through April 6 for the 2018 Foster G. McGaw Prize.
SB1174, HB1181/SB1183, SB1269, HB1136, HB1137, HB1207, HB3250, SB1248, SB1270, HB1175, HB1197, SB1230, HB2441, HB2477, HB3514, SB1212, SB1234 Healthcare Facilities
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.
SB1235 An Act to Prevent Unscrupulous Medical Debt Recovery Practices

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: