Governance

Information to assist hospital and healthcare organization directors, trustees and other governing boards.
Last year, an insurance company denied life insurance coverage to a Boston Medical Center (BMC) nurse because she included Narcan on her application’s medication list.
The Health Policy Commission’s (HPC’s) annual Cost Trend Report is an interesting, dense collection of facts and figures about the Massachusetts healthcare system. Within the 70-plus page 2018 report is a six-page section outlining 11 policy recommen
The state’s bold experiment with its dual eligible programs is getting some revisions, while raising some concerns among hospitals and physicians.
MHA, ONL and others are strongly supporting a bill that would authorize Massachusetts to join 31 other states that have adopted the national Nurse Licensure Compact.
President Donald Trump focused part of his State of the Union speech last week on HIV and AIDs, urging a bipartisan approach to “eliminate the HIV epidemic in the United States within 10 years.”
Suffolk University’s Sawyer Business School will launch a new, all-online Master of Healthcare Administration degree program this fall.
Hospitals and health systems reported gifts, new facilities, planned expansions.
More than 300 people attended MHA’s 52nd Annual Mid-Winter Leadership Forum last Thursday in Framingham.
MHA-endorsed priority legislation is proposing a step to help resolve the shortage of behavioral healthcare workers.
Last week the top federal law enforcement official in the state wrote a Boston Globe op-ed in which he essentially said, don’t even think about opening a SIF.
The January edition of the Betsy Lehman Center’s monthly newsletter, Patient Safety Beat, features a story on the challenge of physician burnout.
Dr. David Torchiana, the president & CEO of Partners HealthCare System and a member of the MHA Board of Trustees, last week announced his retirement,
According to a new preliminary report from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, hospital-acquired conditions are declining.
tMED joined with Sen. Jason Lewis and Rep. Tom Golden last Friday to file legislation that would adopt a comprehensive telemedicine framework for Massachusetts.
The American Hospital Association (AHA) last week laid out its 2019 public policy agenda.
As the healthcare sector rapidly evolves, hospitals are upgrading or expanding their facilities to meet the demands of patients.
Massachusetts Health Quality Partners (MHQP) has released the results of its annual survey of patient experiences in primary care practices across the states.
Governor Charlie Baker last Wednesday released a $42.7 billion FY2020 state budget proposal that among other things maintains level MassHealth provider reimbursement rates,
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 released a report last week showing that total drug spending per hospital admission increased 18.5% between FYs 2015 and 2017.

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: