Other Key Agencies

Healthcare is one of the most-regulated businesses in the U.S. Click on one of the agencies listed below for more information on MHA’s education, outreach and advocacy work with these organizations.

U.S. Health & Human Services has released a final rule requiring drug manufacturers to list the expected monthly costs to consumers of the prescription drugs they advertise on TV.
The Congressional Budget Office has released a new report that describes the primary features of a single-payer system as well as some design considerations Congress would have to take into account when creating one.
The National Institutes of Health has selected Boston Medical Center as one of four national sites that will receive a combined $350 million to combat the opioid crisis.
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has released a report that identifies primary care-based strategies for reducing hospital readmissions.
Despite the progress in Massachusetts fighting opioid use, the healthcare community and state political leaders are not letting up on the issue.
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.
MHA is opposed to a proposed federal rule that will make harder for immigrants to access medical care.
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.
On September 26, the U.S. House passed a House/Senate FY2019 spending agreement for several agencies, including the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Massachusetts General Hospital is just one of two hospitals nationwide to receive an important federal grant to develop a regional plan for delivering medical care during an emergency.
Last week, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services responded to the state’s 1115 Medicaid Waiver request that had been filed last September.
President Trump signed into law the Right to Try Act of 2017, which will allow terminally ill patients to try certain investigational drugs.
A federal proposed rule to allow short-term, limited-duration insurance could expose individuals to higher healthcare costs.
The U.S. House Ways & Means Committee has issued a white paper summarizing comments the committee received on the opioid crisis within the Medicare program.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is accepting applications for grants totaling up to $200,000 for up to five years.
Hospitals are still reporting that they are low on IV bags, saline and emergency products.
01.29.2018  | Transition
The nation’s new Health & Human Services Secretary is Alex Azar.
HB1144/SB1167 An Act Relative to Safe Patient Handling in Certain Health Facilities
Fulfilling a campaign promise, but angering a wide swath of hospitals, physicians, healthcare insurers, patient advocacy groups, and other interests with an interest in practical healthcare policy, President Donald Trump this week issued two decision
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.

Resources

Click on the links below for easy access to information on important federal healthcare matters and MHA’s advocacy, outreach and other work on these issues.

Both of these include links to members list, committees, and legislation and records.

Click on the links below for easy access to information on important federal healthcare matters and MHA’s advocacy, outreach and other work on these issues.

Both of these include links to members list, committees, and legislation and records.