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Gov. Baker released his proposed FY21 budget, the Supreme Court decided not to take up the ACA case, and coronavirus put hospitals on alert.
MHA joined 32 other state hospital associations last Wednesday in filing an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court to defend the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
A new tool to fight sepsis, the governor's supplemental budget proposal, recent healthcare rankings place the Bay State at the top, and more dominate this week's stories.
MHA spoke out on MassHealth pharmacy proposals, and the ACA was dealt a setback in a federal Appeals Court.
The U.S. House Ways & Means Committee, chaired by Massachusetts Democrat Richard Neal, announced that it has reached bipartisan agreement to resolve the “surprise billing” issue.
MHA testified on religious exemptions for vaccinations and raised concerns about a MassHealth drug proposal.
Three bills that MHA and its membership have endorsed throughout their journey in the State House were passed by the legislature last week and now await Governor Charlie Baker’s signature.
The fights against opioid use disorder and ED boarding are about to get tools.
A new MassHealth policy that would require prior authorizations for more than 350 medical and diagnostic services is on hold for now as the state gathers feedback from those affected by the new rules.
MHA supports legislation that addresses high-deductible health plans, and in D.C. Congress addressed workforce issues.
The State Senate is looking at its own reform bill, and hospitals are focusing on hunger as a way to improve health.
Gov. Baker released a new reform bill, and AG Healey weighed in with a study of healthcare costs and payment models.
Legislation on nurse licensure now pending in the State House would quickly increase the supply of well-qualified nurses who would first have to undergo rigorous background checks.
MHA drafted a letter relating to a nationwide bankruptcy case, lauded its members excelling at wellness programs, and testified at a State House hearing on telemedicine.
This week the governor instituted a vaping ban, Cambridge Health Alliance revealed results of its infection-fighting strategy, and more...
A court overturned a CMS rule, hospitals reacted to another CMS rule on cancer care, and in Massachusetts hospitals spoke in favor of a soda tax to help fight obesity.
MHA responded to a coding analysis from the HPC, and Hebrew SeniorLife received an impressive grant to help coordinate research into dementias.
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.
September is preparedness month. Plus the legislature looks at strengthening gun laws and MHA weighs in on safety net changes.
Dana-Farber had its Magnet designation reauthorized, CMS said it will stick with its controversial star ratings of hospitals, and the Trump Administration will appeal a drug pricing ruling.

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