Long-Term Care

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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 Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) last week issued its proposed FY2020 inpatient rehabilitation facility prospective payment system rule.
The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission submitted its mandated annual report to Congress last week, and once again called for a total revamping of Medicare’s hospital quality programs.
The state’s Center for Health Information & Analysis (CHIA) last Tuesday released hospital-specific readmission profiles for each acute care hospital in the state.
April 16 is National Healthcare Decisions Day, on which the healthcare community stresses the importance of advance care planning.
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.
National healthcare organizations have announced expansion of a program to assist hospitals in caring for an aging population.
MHA, ONL and others are strongly supporting a bill that would authorize Massachusetts to join 31 other states that have adopted the national Nurse Licensure Compact.
The American Hospital Association (AHA) last week laid out its 2019 public policy agenda.
An MHA Workgroup has developed a guidance document to assist hospitals with implementing care and management practices for patients with Alzheimer’s and related dementias.
A majority of stakeholders identified to the HPC that proposed mandatory nurse staffing ratios are a top area of concern.
In Mass., optimism over a federal opioid bill is mixed with concern over an impending threat to the state's behavioral health system
The president of an assisted living facility in Milford last week offered an “Economics 101” lesson on the nurse staffing ratio ballot question.
SB1174, HB1181/SB1183, SB1269, HB1136, HB1137, HB1207, HB3250, SB1248, SB1270, HB1175, HB1197, SB1230, HB2441, HB2477, HB3514, SB1212, SB1234 Healthcare Facilities
The Massachusetts Hospital Association (MHA), on behalf of its member hospitals and health systems, appreciates this opportunity to offer testimony in strong support of SB364, related to preserving nursing home beds for residents who have a medical o

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