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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.
Monday Report, August 19, 2019
Monday Report, August 12, 2019
CMS has released the proposed OPPS rule, while the state wrapped up the FY2020 budget and made progress on a children's health bill.
Monday Report, July 29, 2019
Twelve hospitals re-affirmed their commitment to combat SUD and a congressional committee advanced surprise billing legislation.
07.15.2019  | Workplace Safety
MHA advocated for its workplace safety legislation, and the state requested nominees for its quality measure taskforce, among other stories this week.
The impressive gains in curbing youth smoking in the U.S. has hit a roadblock so MHA joined a coalition to press for change. Plus various efforts to fight substance use disorder.
A discussion of surprise billing, a look at a new patient safety consortium from the state, liver transplant discussions in D.C., and more...

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