Compliance

Information on the many state and federal regulations Massachusetts hospitals and other care providers must meet. 
Clinicians who participated in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System in 2017 can now access their final MIPS score and performance feedback.
CMS will not update Hospital Compare’s quality star ratings in July as scheduled.
The IPPS proposed rule would significantly reduce the number of quality measures hospitals have to report.
With increased federal activity relating to immigration, healthcare facilities have been grappling with questions related to patients and staff whose legal status in the U.S. may be in jeopardy.
The new transparency website from the Center for Health Information and Analysis (CHIA) is nearing completion.
The U.S. Senate failed last week to move forward any legislation that would resolve the thorny immigration issue and the fate of “Dreamers”.
The fundamental purpose of project management is to be one step ahead of potential risk.
Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey last Wednesday issued new community benefits guidelines for hospitals and HMOs.
CMS Administrator Seema Verma announced on Monday an initiative to reduce the quality reporting burden on healthcare providers.
Over the last few years, the Departments of Justice and Health & Human Services have increased their scrutiny of healthcare providers, which has resulted in a broad range of investigations from the FBI, U.S. Attorney Offices, and the FDA.
MHA joined a diverse coalition of community advocates, health care professionals and public officials before the Joint Committee on Health Care Financing in a show of support for legislation that seeks to address racial and ethnic health.
MHA is hosting an educational webinar for MHA and MA Coalition for the Prevention of Medical Errors members on Tuesday, June 20th from noon to 1:00 pm regarding the Center for Healthcare Information and Analysis consumer healthcare transparency.

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: