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.
A series of federal judges on October 11 stayed a U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) “public charge” rule.
Where you live affects your health.
On Tuesday, the Joint Committee on Financial Services will hold a hearing regarding telemedicine.
A Massachusetts patient, caregiver, and advocate were among those testifying last Wednesday before the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Reform about the Trump Administration’s termination of the deferred action program.
MHA will host a webinar, “Telemedicine in Massachusetts: Opportunities and the Current Regulatory Landscape,” on Friday, September 27th from 10-11:30 a.m.
08.19.2019  | DOI Specialing Update
DOI issued a communication on August 2nd to fully insured health plans providing guidance on coding and billing for additional services (“specialing”) that may be necessary for admissions to inpatient psychiatric units as part of the commonwealth’s E
The Department of Mental Health has amended the regulations relating to its oversight of the licensing and operation of mental health facilities.
The Schwartz Center’s Compassion in Action Healthcare Conference takes place Sunday through Tuesday, September 8-10 at the Westin Boston Waterfront.
Boston Medical Center has received the American College of Healthcare Executives Massachusetts Chapter inaugural award recognizing achievement in advancing diversity and inclusion in a healthcare setting.
Hospitals are undertaking important initiatives to reach deeper into their communities to improve health.
How will new population-centered care models affect pediatric care?
MHA is encouraging its member hospitals to show their exemplary work to a national audience by applying for the American Hospital Association’s (AHA’s) Quest for Quality prize.
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.
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.
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.
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.

Resources

Click on the link below for the MMS-MHA Joint Task Force on Physician Burnout and Reliant Medical Group white paper on EHR best practices to reduce clinician burnout (April 2019).

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).