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.
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.
Last Wednesday, the new MHA-MMS Joint Task Force on Physician Burnout held its first meeting.
Congratulations to Rana Awdish, M.D., the recipient of the 2017 National Compassionate Caregiver of the Year presented by the Schwartz Center at its annual dinner November 16.
Bring together sector leaders for a state-of-the-state discussion of Massachusetts healthcare and one recurring theme that arises, in addition to cost and quality issues, is physician burnout.
Quality improvement leaders from Massachusetts hospitals and patient safety organizations met at MHA headquarters in Burlington on Wednesday to have a focused conversation on whether to, and how to, align the numerous healthcare quality initiatives n
09.11.2017  | MACRA Webinars
MACRA webinars recordings.
The Massachusetts healthcare environment has been moving steadily over recent years from a collection of individual hospitals to a collection of large hospital systems with members bound together.


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