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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...
Joseph A. “Jody” White, the president & CEO of Lowell General Hospital and Circle Health, is the 79th Chair of MHA's Board of Trustees. He succeeds Mark A. Keroack, M.D., president & CEO, Baystate Health.
The Supreme Court weighed in on DSH reimbursement, the state budget conference committee began meetings, and the HPC focused on pharmacy issues.
A new EOHHS initiative, plus elctronic prescribing, closure of essential services, and a don't-miss readmissions program, plus more.
The Senate wrapped up its budget this week, and passed some key amendments of interest to the hospital community.
The State Senate begins debate tomorrow on the Senate Ways & Means proposed state budget for FY2020 and the 1,100-plus amendments to it that have been filed.
The Senate released its budget and there is an ongoing attempt to once gain impose ratios on healthcare facilities.
The U.S. House held its first ever “Medicare for All” hearing on April 30 and the State , the Senate is expected to release its proposed budget on May 7.
MMS, MHA, and Reliant Medical Group have published a paper showing how electronic health records can lessen – not worsen – administrative burdens for physicians and other clinicians.
The U.S. healthcare system is in need of constant improvement to help drive down costs and improve quality. But scrapping the entire current system and replacing it with a “Medicare for All” plan would cause more harm than good.
The House Ways & Means Committee last Wednesday released its FY2020 $42.7 billion proposed state budget. Also state and federal policy makers focused on Rx prices.
The HPC set the state's cost-growth benchmark, a federal agency weighed in on readmissions, and state leaders continued the fight against opioids.
While the Trump Administration sought last week to strike down the entire ACA, House Democrats introduced bills to strengthen the landmark legislation.
MedPAC submitted its mandated annual report to Congress last week, while CHIA released comprehnsive readmissions reporting.
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. Last Wednesday, the HPC held a hearing to begin the process of reviewi
MHA submitted its budget priorities to the legislature this week and testified in favor of a bill to ban conversion therapy.
This week the state's healthcare system focused on drug prices, SIFs, vaping, and more.
Massachusetts birth hospitals have the opportunity to take advantage of an innovative clinical and public health program; plus new policies regarding substance use disorder.

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