Physician Engagement

With new healthcare payment-and-delivery models erasing the traditional lines that divided providers, the Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association is committed serving as a convener to strengthen the link between physician group practices and hospitals in this rapidly evolving environment.

Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA)

MACRA repeals the previous Sustainable Growth Rate formula and replaces it with a new Quality Payment Program (QPP) that has two main tracks: a Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Advanced Alternative Payment Models (AAPMs). MHA has compiled information and resources to help our physician members with the transition to the new QPP and will update the information as it changes and becomes available. Learn more about MACRA.
Seventy-four percent of primary care providers in the commonwealth ask their patients about behavioral health concerns.
MHQP – the Mass. Health Quality Partners – last week announced the winners of its 2019 Patient Experience Awards.
Sophia L. Maurasse, M.D., the medical director of McLean Hospital’s 3East Girls Intensive and Step-Down Programs, has received the Schwartz Center’s National Compassionate Caregiver of the Year Award.
The National Academies of Sciences, has issued a report showing that as many as half the nation’s doctors and nurses experience substantial symptoms of burnout.
The Schwartz Center’s Compassion in Action Healthcare Conference takes place Sunday through Tuesday, September 8-10 at the Westin Boston Waterfront.
Fifteen Massachusetts hospitals and outpatient practices have joined a pilot program aimed at helping clinicians and staff members who have been involved in an event that harmed a patient.
The Joint Commission recently issued two notices.
A joint Massachusetts Medical Society and Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association task force has released a white paper in partnership with Reliant Medical Group that details best practices Reliant has adopted to optimize its electronic health r
The Connecticut Supreme Court ruled that relatives of those killed in the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School can proceed with their suit against gun manufacturers.
The January edition of the Betsy Lehman Center’s monthly newsletter, Patient Safety Beat, features a story on the challenge of physician burnout.
Massachusetts Health Quality Partners (MHQP) has released the results of its annual survey of patient experiences in primary care practices across the states.
A new paper released last week has raised the alarm on the pervasive problem of physician burnout.
The Betsy Lehman Center is seeking five pilot hospitals to participate in creating a peer support program to help clinicians and other staff deal with medical errors and other unexpected patient outcomes.
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.
Numerous studies have identified electronic health records (EHRs) as being the cause of great physician dissatisfaction and burn out with their jobs. Doctors feel that the requirements to use EHRs cuts into their personal interaction with patients an
Details are quickly coming together for the important MHA 2018 Healthcare Safety Summit at MHA’s Conference Center in Burlington on Tuesday, Dec. 4.
The American Medical Association’s (AMA’s) House of Delegates met last week and adopted a series of positions, including those addressing gun violence and pharmaceutical shortages.
Over the past year, MHA has worked with its membership across the commonwealth to address issues of workplace safety and wellbeing.
The American Hospital Association announced last week that it was launching the AHA Physician Alliance to strengthen its outreach to physicians.
The Massachusetts Health Quality Partners has released its 13th statewide patient experience survey.


Click on the link below for timely webinars, articles, toolkits and more with information on stress management, self-care, and caregiver support. (April 2020)