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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...
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.

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