Massachusetts

In August 2012, the Massachusetts legislature passed Chapter 224 of the Acts of 2012: An Act Improving the Quality of Health Care and Reducing Costs Through Increased Transparency, Efficiency, and Innovation, a wide-ranging health reform bill. Among other things, the law established an Independent Health Policy Commission with an 11-member board that is charged with […]

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  • Massachusetts does not yet have a finance plan. MeHI will develop a sustainability plan.

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    March 31, 2010 | Filed under: Massachusetts
  • Governance in Massachusetts consists of an HIT Council (comprised of 4 representatives of government agencies and 5 private gubernatorial appointees), the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (MTC), and the Massachusetts eHealth Institute (MeHI). MTC and MeHI are government instrumentalities. The HIT Council will be responsible for approving contracts entered into between the MTC and organizations implementing the […]

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    March 31, 2010 | Filed under: Massachusetts
  • The Massachusetts HIE Strategic Plan lays out a vision of HIE that makes use of existing public instrumentalities of the Commonwealth, like the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative and the Massachusetts eHealth Institute.

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    March 31, 2010 | Filed under: Massachusetts
  • In Massachusetts, the PCO and PCA focus on the role of community health centers as primary care homes for low income patients to improve care and expand access in the context of the state’s current health care reform. The PCO and PCA have ongoing collaboration in: maintaining support of CHC HPSA designations/re-designations; improved readiness in […]

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    January 11, 2010 | Filed under: Massachusetts
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    July 28, 2009 | Filed under: Massachusetts
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    July 27, 2009 | Filed under: Massachusetts
  • ORIGIN AND MISSION The Massachusetts Health Care Quality and Cost Council is mandated under Massachusetts General Law Chapter 6A and was established by Chapter 58 of the Acts of 2006. The council’s mission is to develop and coordinate the implementation of health care quality improvement goals that are intended to both lower or contain the […]

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    May 19, 2009 | Filed under: Massachusetts
  • The Massachusetts Department of Public Health administers a mandatory reporting system for the reporting of incidents that seriously affect the health and safety of patients in hospitals. Note:  Massachusetts administers two mandatory reporting systems.  This toolbox features the system administered by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.  The alerts and advisories, however, are issued by […]

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    March 17, 2009 | Filed under: Massachusetts