Equity of Care

Healthcare providers are committed to providing equitable care, to eliminate avoidable or remediable differences among groups of people, whether those groups are defined socially, economically, demographically or geographically.
The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission submitted its mandated annual report to Congress last week, and once again called for a total revamping of Medicare’s hospital quality programs.
ACHE of Massachusetts will present its First Annual Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Award at its spring conference on Friday, May 17, 2019.
Last week, MHA submitted testimony strongly supporting a bill that would prohibit any licensed medical professional engaging with a minor in so-called conversion therapy.
Massachusetts birth hospitals have the opportunity to take advantage of an innovative clinical and public health program designed to promote contraceptive choice and effective contraceptive counseling.
The American Hospital Association (AHA) has launched the 2019 Innovation Challenge – a juried award program to spread technological approaches that address social determinants of health.
Sugary drinks that have no nutritional value and are known to increase Type 2 diabetes, obesity, and heart disease are being targeted in proposed legislation that MHA strongly supports.
Massachusetts Health Quality Partners (MHQP) has released the results of its annual survey of patient experiences in primary care practices across the states.
Hospitals and health systems may apply through February 19 for the 2019 AHA Equity of Care Award.
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.
The Massachusetts Coalition for the Prevention of Medical Errors is seeking proposals for presentation at its April 3, 2019, Patient Safety Forum.
MHA is opposed to a proposed federal rule that will make harder for immigrants to access medical care.
Massachusetts Health Quality Partners (MHQP) has announced the winners of its first annual “MHQP Patient Experience Awards,” which recognizes primary care practices that perform highest on MHQP’s annual survey.
Lawrence General Hospital is operating a program to help its communities fight obesity and resultant health problems.
MHA was an early endorser of the Yes on 3 campaign for a variety of reasons.
The HPC’s $949 million upper cost estimate does not include the cost associated with emergency departments.
The Commonwealth Fund Fellowship in Minority Health Policy at Harvard University is accepting applications the 2019-2020 year.
The Massachusetts House last Wednesday passed a bill (H4664) that would prevent licensed healthcare providers from engaging in “conversion therapy.”
MHA President and CEO Steve Walsh attended the kickoff event of the Freedom for All Massachusetts Coalition.
With increased federal activity relating to immigration, healthcare facilities have been grappling with questions related to patients and staff whose legal status in the U.S. may be in jeopardy.
Statement from Steve Walsh, President & CEO, Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association (MHA), regarding MassHealth ACOs.

Resources

Click on the link below for the MMS/HSPH/MHA report on physician burnout (January 2019).

Click on the link below to see The Massachusetts Behavioral Health System Report: Implications of Mandated Nurse Staffing Ratios (August 2018).