Serious Illness Care

MHA works closely with the Department of Public Health and the Board of Registration in Medicine to implement criteria-based standardized policies and monitor SRE practices. The over-arching intent of this effort is to provide for fairness in billing, and to build on our increased transparency and openness with patients and the public. Our fundamental goal is to assure that systems are in place to reduce and ultimately prevent the occurrence of preventable SREs.
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.
April 16 is National Healthcare Decisions Day, on which the healthcare community stresses the importance of advance care planning.
One item that stood out in the HPC’s meeting last week was the ever-increasing price of insulin.
National healthcare organizations have announced expansion of a program to assist hospitals in caring for an aging population.
President Donald Trump focused part of his State of the Union speech last week on HIV and AIDs, urging a bipartisan approach to “eliminate the HIV epidemic in the United States within 10 years.”
Honoring Choices Massachusetts is offering three webinars on palliative care.
Cancer Research UK has awarded researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women’s Hospital a total of $50 million to continue their cancer research.
An MHA Workgroup has developed a guidance document to assist hospitals with implementing care and management practices for patients with Alzheimer’s and related dementias.
Last week, Gov. Charlie Baker signed two pieces of legislation of interest to the hospital community.
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute has received important grant funding from the National Institutes of Health.
Attend A Map Through the Maze on Wednesday, May 23 at the DCU Center in Worcester.
April is national healthcare decisions month.
April is national healthcare decisions month.
The Massachusetts Alliance for Communication and Resolution following Medical Injury's annual forum is May 15.
Curious about how a hospital staffs the unit in which you or a loved one is receiving care?
The Massachusetts Lung Cancer Screening Learning Collaborative is holding a kickoff meeting on Wednesday, March 14.
Healthcare groups around the state, including MHA, are redoubling their efforts to address dementia care.
Congratulations to the 2017 HOPE Awards recipients Dr. Ken Sands, Dr. Evan Benjamin, and the teams they led at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Baystate Health for their work in implementing the Communication and Resolution (CARe) program.
Congratulations to the 2017 HOPE Awards recipients Dr. Ken Sands, Dr. Evan Benjamin, and the teams they led at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Baystate Health for their work in implementing the Communication and Resolution (CARe) program.
HB1184, HB2434/SB1244, HB578/SB549, HB2439, HB3230, HB2436, HB3236/SB1221, HB3227, HB3515, SB1246 Patient Safety and Quality; Workforce Development

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).