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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.
This week MHA supported a sugary drink tax and weighed in on the potential for a payment cap on dual eligibles. Meanwhile the legislature named their leaders for the current session.
As telehealth adoption increases, the number of nurses who will be required to hold multiple licenses will also increase.
The state’s healthcare system faces a persistent shortage of behavioral healthcare workers. Now, MHA-endorsed priority legislation is proposing a step to help resolve the issue.
Governor Charlie Baker last Wednesday released a $42.7 billion FY2020 state budget proposal that among other things, maintains level MassHealth provider reimbursement rates and taxes opioid manufacturers.
The caregiving professions are extraordinarily rewarding – but also extraordinarily difficult. And at times hospital employment can be dangerous as caregivers can face environmental risk and violence from the public.
Using funding from recent settlements through its healthcare division, the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office last week distributed $3 million in grants to organizations addressing social determinants of health.
MHA has released guidelines to assist hospitals develop appropriate programs to administer and/or prescribe MAT in their EDs. Plus a new Congress has been sworn in.

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