Monthly Archives: January 2012

Opening Doctors’ Notes to Patients

Tuesday’s NY Times reported on a research project called Open Notes, spearheaded by providers and researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, which looks at the impact of encouraging patients to view their outpatient medical records (doctors’ notes and all). … Continue reading

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[UPDATED] Covering All Legal Immigrants: Not $150 million this year, and not after next year, either

The state SJC just ordered the state to restore full Commonwealth Care coverage for legal immigrants. What’s it going to cost? For lots of people, the $30 billion state budget is just lots of unimaginable big numbers. But for those … Continue reading

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Serious Reportable Events Report On-Line

The MA Department of Public Health has issued its most recent reports on the occurrence of Serious Reportable Events (SREs) in Massachusetts hospitals. Health Care For All and the Consumer Health Quality Council advocated for the law requiring public reports … Continue reading

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BREAKING: Victory! Mass Supreme Judical Court Rules in Favor of Coverage for Legal Immigrants

The SJC just issued their opinion in Finch v. Commonwealth Health Insurance Connector Authority, the case brought by Health Law Advocates contesting the denial of full Commonwealth Care benefits to legal immigrants who did not qualify for federal Medicaid reimbursement. … Continue reading

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