Medicaid / MassHealth - Access

MHA is opposed to a proposed federal rule that will make harder for immigrants to access medical care.
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.
A bill introduced in the U.S. Senate last week would allow providersto be screened and enrolled quickly in the Medicaid program.
The MassHealth Accountable Care Organization (ACO) program begins on Thursday, March 1.
Last Wednesday, Governor Charlie Baker released a $40.9 billion FY19 state budget proposal.
The MassHealth Accountable Care Organization (ACO) program is set to go live March 1, 2018.
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
Statement from Lynn Nicholas, MHA President & CEO, on the Trump administration’s federal insurance changes
Statement from Lynn Nicholas, MHA President & CEO, on AG Maura Healey joining CSR lawsuit against the Trump administration.
MHA supports SB499/HB536 which seeks to guarantee women access to preventive health care, including contraception coverage, without co-pays. MHA strongly supports HB502, which requires MassHealth, its contractors, and all private insurers to adequa
Governor Charlie Baker on Wednesday signed off on half of his plan to address growing costs in the state’s healthcare system.
Governor Baker’s MassHealth reform package, which he coupled with an increase in the per-worker assessment employers pay, suffered a setback last week.
The US Senate on Thursday released their version of the American Health Care Act (AHCA), which passed the House on May 5th. Like the proposal that passed in the House, the Senate bill seeks to repeal significant portions of the Affordable Care Act.
Governor Charlie Baker announced a “MassHealth Reform Package” Tuesday that includes revenues and savings totaling $314.6 million. Governor shared the proposal with the legislature in hopes that it will be included in the final FY2018 state budget.
The Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association, on behalf of our member hospitals, health systems, physician organizations and allied health care providers, appreciates the opportunity to submit comments in support of HB101.
The Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association (MHA), on behalf of our member hospitals, health systems, physician organizations and allied health care providers, appreciates the opportunity to submit comments in strong support of HB592 / SB630.
MHA’s Substance Use Disorder Prevention and Treatment Task Force (SUDPTTF) has issued new guidelines for prescription opioid management within hospitals hospital settings.
As of Monday Report’s deadline there was still not a resolution of the planned strike of Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) by the Massachusetts Nurses Association union.
EOHHS has released the state’s Medicaid waiver proposal – the document that lays out the state’s plans for operating the state’s Medicaid program (MassHealth) and related healthcare initiatives.
ACHE of Massachusetts (American College of Healthcare Executives) is holding its spring conference on Friday, June 24.

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: