Specialty Services

Information on requirements to provide specialized care.
The Massachusetts Senate unanimously passed a sweeping mental health reform bill last Thursday that takes a large step towards "parity."
The U.S. House Ways and Means Committee has announced a request for information on ways to improve healthcare for underserved communities.
The state wants to improve the ambulatory behavioral health system and is asking the healthcare sector and the public for ideas on how to make it happen.
As the nation honors the men and women who have served in the armed forces, it’s appropriate to recognize the special health challenges many veterans face.
CHIA released its second report on behavioral health and readmissions in Massachusetts acute care hospitals.
The Department of Mental Health has amended the regulations relating to its oversight of the licensing and operation of mental health facilities.
A new opportunity is available through the state for organizations wishing to train staff members on how to best coordinate care for individuals who have co-occurring brain injury and substance use disorder.
Hospitals are undertaking important initiatives to reach deeper into their communities to improve health.
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.
National healthcare organizations have announced expansion of a program to assist hospitals in caring for an aging population.
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.
Governor Charlie Baker last Wednesday released a $42.7 billion FY2020 state budget proposal that among other things maintains level MassHealth provider reimbursement rates,
AHA and others are suing the federal government over a new rule that changes how certain off-campus hospital departments are reimbursed for the care they provide patients.
Care is fluid and ever-changing and should not be determined by a rigid number arrived at through popular vote. Vote NO on 1.
Southcoast Health brought together nursing, business, health, and political leaders to show the community’s widespread opposition to Question 1.
In Mass., optimism over a federal opioid bill is mixed with concern over an impending threat to the state's behavioral health system
Last week, Gov. Charlie Baker signed two pieces of legislation of interest to the hospital community.
The Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association, on behalf of our member hospitals, health systems, physician organizations and allied health care providers, appreciates the opportunity to submit comments in support of HB101.

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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