Provider Licensure and Accreditation

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Governor Charlie Baker last Friday introduced the latest legislative proposal to reform the state’s healthcare system.
A new report authored by Charles River Associates presents evidence that hospital mergers – often described as harmful to competition – may in fact reduce healthcare costs and improve the quality of care.
Somerville Hospital has announced that it will convert its ED to an urgent care center, and Care New England has called off its Rhode Island merger plans.
The Department of Mental Health has amended the regulations relating to its oversight of the licensing and operation of mental health facilities.
Last week New England Baptist Hospital learned that it had fulfilled the tough requirements to earn "Magnet" designation from The American Nurses Credentialing Center.
At the urging of Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo, Care New England based in Providence ended its merger negotiations with Massachusetts-based Partners HealthCare.
A series of committees with jurisdiction over the healthcare sector are holding hearings on Tuesday – and each has a slew of bills of interest to hospitals.
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.
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.
DPH has announced that the Massachusetts Controlled Substance Registration (MCSR) system is moving online.
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.
The HPC has released its final report on the proposed large merger of hospitals and physician practices that would be known as Beth Israel Lahey Health.
Last week, Gov. Charlie Baker signed two pieces of legislation of interest to the hospital community.
The Board of Registration in Pharmacy has issued some new, stricter rules for pharmacy technicians in training.
The much-awaited-for consumer health information website from the state is up-and-running in test mode only.
The Health Policy Commission (HPC) last week issued its final review of the proposed merger between Partners HealthCare and Massachusetts Eye and Ear.
HB1143 / SB1199 An Act Relative to the Closing of Hospital Essential Services
The Health Policy Commission’s (HPC’s) preliminary Cost and Market Impact Review (CMIR), on the merger between Partners HealthCare and the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, and its Massachusetts Eye and Ear Associates physician organization was re
The Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association (MHA) appreciates the opportunity to submit comments on the following bills regarding primary care, behavioral and mental health and professional practice.
The Massachusetts Hospital Association (MHA), on behalf of its member hospitals and health systems, appreciates this opportunity to offer comments related to the bills highlighted below.

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.


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