Case Management

Issues and  trends affecting patients discharge to another care facility or home.
The Department of Mental Health (DMH) released proposed revisions to its regulations governing DMH’s oversight of mental health facilities.
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 Berkshire Eagle editorial board weighed in on the proposal to tax sugary drinks.
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has released a report that identifies primary care-based strategies for reducing hospital readmissions.
The Massachusetts Coalition for Serious Illness Care, of which MHA is a member, holds its fourth annual summit on Thursday, May 16, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston.
Last week, the American Academy of Pediatrics and American Heart Association encouraged legislation to reduce children’s consumption of sugary drinks.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reporting a nationwide outbreak of hepatitis A.
The state’s Center for Health Information & Analysis (CHIA) last Tuesday released hospital-specific readmission profiles for each acute care hospital in the state.
Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) is using a federal grant to allow its health personnel to go into communities and train individuals on how to assist someone facing a mental health crisis.
One item that stood out in the HPC’s meeting last week was the ever-increasing price of insulin.
Last week, MHA submitted testimony strongly supporting a bill that would prohibit any licensed medical professional engaging with a minor in so-called conversion therapy.
The healthcare-influencing entity created by Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JPMorgan Chase has named itself Haven.
Safe injection facilities (SIFs) – a location where people can inject illicit drugs under the supervision of trained staff – are on two distinct paths in the state.
National healthcare organizations have announced expansion of a program to assist hospitals in caring for an aging population.
There is a special training this Wednesday, March 6, entitled “Understanding MAT for Adolescents and Young Adults with Opioid Use Disorder.”
New developments involving Baystate Health and South Shore Health.
Several new Massachusetts policies are aiding the collective fight against the opioid epidemic.
Massachusetts birth hospitals have the opportunity to take advantage of an innovative clinical and public health program designed to promote contraceptive choice and effective contraceptive counseling.
The state’s bold experiment with its dual eligible programs is getting some revisions, while raising some concerns among hospitals and physicians.
Last year, an insurance company denied life insurance coverage to a Boston Medical Center (BMC) nurse because she included Narcan on her application’s medication list.

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: