ACO/Integrated Care

Issues surrounding the three-part mission of clinical care, research and education.

The Massachusetts Senate unanimously passed a sweeping mental health reform bill last Thursday that takes a large step towards "parity."
MHA joins numerous organizations across the country, including AHA, in its criticism of of a new CMS Medicaid proposal.
This conference will look at effective current strategies for improved ROI across an enterprise.
The state’s Health Policy Commission (HPC) held its annual cost trends hearing last Tuesday and Wednesday.
Governor Charlie Baker last Friday introduced the latest legislative proposal to reform the state’s healthcare system.
MHA recently spotlighted Heywood Healthcare’s Tele Behavioral School Based Counseling Program, which highlights the tremendous potential of telemedicine to reach patients who often lack access to care – in ways that fit their lifestyles.
A bill relating to closure of hospital services just goes too far in what it requires, MHA says.
Massachusetts Health & Human Services Secretary Marylou Sudders has announced an initiative to improve access to ambulatory behavioral healthcare.
Scrapping the entire current healthcare system and replacing it with a “Medicare for All” plan would cause more harm than good, MHA President & CEO Steve Walsh said last week.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) last week issued its proposed FY2020 inpatient rehabilitation facility prospective payment system rule.
The Health Policy Commission (HPC) last week voted to set the statewide healthcare cost growth benchmark for calendar year 2020 at 3.1%.
The Health Policy Commission in coming months is scheduled to decide on whether the state’s healthcare cost growth benchmark – currently set at 3.1% – should remain at that level.
As the Massachusetts House and Senate begin to construct their FY2020 budget proposals, MHA, in consultation with its members, is calling attention to a series of priorities.
The healthcare-influencing entity created by Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JPMorgan Chase has named itself Haven.
The state’s bold experiment with its dual eligible programs is getting some revisions, while raising some concerns among hospitals and physicians.
Hospitals and health systems reported gifts, new facilities, planned expansions.
The American Hospital Association (AHA) last week laid out its 2019 public policy agenda.
In a letter to CMS last week, MHA urged the federal agency to reconsider rules regarding how Medicaid Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) direct payments to providers.
As 2019 begins, here are a few key developments that should occur.
The 1.6% total healthcare spending growth rate in Massachusetts was well below the national rate.

Resources

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