Massachusetts' efforts to reduce unplanned hospital readmissions yielded mixed results in recent years, with a small portion of the patient population continuing to account for most readmissions, according to a new report from the state Center for Health Information and Analysis.
A bill pending in the Massachusetts statehouse would limit how much insurers could pay hospitals within the state to perform the same procedures.
Eighty-two percent of cities or geographic regions in the United States have seen their hospital prices rise between 2011 and 2013, according to NJ.com.
Former Massachusetts Governor and 2012 Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney defended his landmark universal healthcare reform in a keynote at America's Health Insurance Plans AHIP Institute conference. However, he said that what worked in the Bay State should not have been applied on a national level.
As the Affordable Care Act continues to negatively impact insurers in Massachusetts, sometimes causing major financial hits, they're taking specific steps to regain financial stability.
It was a tough 2014 for three of Massachusetts' largest insurers.
Academic medical centers and other hospitals that charge higher prices for their services received the lion's share of payments for providing care to patients in Massachusetts in 2012 and 2013, according to a new study published by the Center for Health Information and Analysis.
The Massachusetts Board of Registration of Medicine has finalized regulations that outline how physicians must demonstrate that they're adept at using electronic health records as a condition of maintaining their medical licenses
Massachusetts is the first state in the nation to require that physicians offer end- of-life planning to patients, WBUR's CommonHealth reported. The requirement, part of a 2012 law, is similar to the 2009 proposal for Medicare patients that triggered outcry that the federal government was trying to create death p anels.
If Partners He althCare is able to pull off a deal arranged with Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley to purchase three more hospitals in the state, it will do so at the risk of the enmity of practically every other hospital operator in the region, the Boston Globe report ed..