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.

About 59% of U.S. hospitals participate in a patient safety organization (PSO) program, according to an analysis from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
A series of federal judges on October 11 stayed a U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) “public charge” rule.
Last week, a bipartisan Congressional letter, including signatures from Massachusetts Democrats James McGovern and Katherine Clark, asked the Interim FDA Commissioner when he expected the FDA to release its drug shortage report to Congress.
A Massachusetts patient, caregiver, and advocate were among those testifying last Wednesday before the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Reform about the Trump Administration’s termination of the deferred action program.
Hebrew SeniorLife and Brown University have received a five-year $53.4 million grant from the National Institute on Aging to lead a nationwide effort to address Alzheimer’s disease.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) last week announced that it was distributing the first $301 million of a three-year $900 million grant to states to assist them in fighting the opioid crisis.
The federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has released a proposed rule to revise the regulations which serve to protect patient records for the treatment of substance use disorder (SUD) patients.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced last Wednesday that it would appeal a U.S. District Court judge’s ruling in July that struck down HHS’ plan to force pharmaceutical companies to disclose wholesale prices of their drugs
Last week, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced that it would convene a summit to streamline HHS’ quality programs.
The United States Supreme Court in a 7-1 decision last week determined that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) violated the law in 2014 when it changed a formula used to set Medicare reimbursements to disproportionate share hospit
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.
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.
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.

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.