Physician-Hospital Affiliations/Organizations

Information on MHA’s Physician/Hospital Integration Collaborative (PHIC).
Using funding from recent settlements through its healthcare division, the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office last week distributed $3 million in grants to organizations addressing social determinants of health.
Perhaps the largest and most complex healthcare merger in state history is all but final after Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey’s office ok'd the merger with conditions.
Numerous studies have identified electronic health records (EHRs) as being the cause of great physician dissatisfaction and burn out with their jobs. Doctors feel that the requirements to use EHRs cuts into their personal interaction with patients an
Massachusetts Health Quality Partners (MHQP) has announced the winners of its first annual “MHQP Patient Experience Awards,” which recognizes primary care practices that perform highest on MHQP’s annual survey.
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The HPC has released its final report on the proposed large merger of hospitals and physician practices that would be known as Beth Israel Lahey Health.
The Massachusetts Medical Society has joined the Coalition to Protect Patient Safety in opposing the nurse staffing question on the ballot this November.
Clinicians who participated in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System in 2017 can now access their final MIPS score and performance feedback.
The deal involving Lahey Health, the Beth Israel Deaconess system, and other entities received a favorable report from DPH.
The Health Policy Commission’s (HPC’s) preliminary Cost and Market Impact Review (CMIR), on the merger between Partners HealthCare and the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, and its Massachusetts Eye and Ear Associates physician organization was re
DPH issued a notice on Monday about the presence of Carfentanil in New Hampshire, Maine, and Rhode Island, and urged Massachusetts caregivers to be both on the lookout for cases involving it and to use caution.
MHA's President & CEO Lynn Nicholas, FACHE will participate on a panel at Boston Children's Hospital on Wednesday, May 31 to discuss how recent federal healthcare policies will affect children and families.
Board of Registration in Medicine (BORIM), MHA expressed concerns shared by a wide segment of the provider community that BORIM’s proposed substantial changes to its regulations would increase healthcare costs.
If the per capita caps endorsed by the GOP-backed American Health Care Act (AHCA) are used to distribute Medicaid funds then Medicaid payments for children's healthcare between 2020 and 2026 will be reduced by at least $43 billion.
MHA, the Center for Health Information and Analysis (CHIA), Massachusetts Coalition for the Prevention of Medical Errors, and New England QIN QIO offered a webinar series on leveraging data reports to drive quality improvement.
Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey joined 15 other AGs from across the U.S. in filing a motion aimed at preserving the so-called “cost-sharing reductions”.
On Tuesday The Senate Ways & Means Committee released its state budget proposal for the coming fiscal year (2018), calling for total spending of $40.8 billion and including a number of provisions of great interest to the healthcare community.
Dr. Lynda Young, president of Tobacco Free Mass and former president of the Massachusetts Medical Society, testified with Chris Lathan, M.D., a medical oncologist from Dana Farber Cancer Institute in support of legislation that would raise the legal
Reliant Medical Group, an MHA member with more than 500 providers, has agreed to be purchased by Optum, a health services company that is part of UnitedHealth Group.
The American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) of Massachusetts is holding a timely conference on May 25 on efforts to repeal and replace the ACA.

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:
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