Monthly Archives: October 2012

Studies Look At Massachusetts Impact of Policy Choices

Admittedly, “Studies Look At Massachusetts Impact of Policy Choices” could be an entrant in a boring headline contest. At HCFA, we don’t endorse candidates or take any partisan positions, but we do want our readers to understand the impacts of … Continue reading

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Improving Patient Safety Goal of New Malpractice Law

Health Care For All and Health Law Advocates cosponsored a talk earlier today (see the slides (pdf)) featuring attorney Jeff Catalano and Dr. Alan Woodward talking about the new medical malpractice laws in Massachusetts and the on-going efforts to move … Continue reading

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℞ed Lobster at State House; DPH Hearing Friday Morning on Drug Rules

(Click on picture above to see full video report)   Thursday at the State House, some 20 medical students and physicians joined with Health Care For All, Community Catalyst, Representative Jason Lewis, and others to bring attention to Friday’s DPH … Continue reading

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Upcoming Events on Malpractice Reform and End-of-life Care

These are just two of the health care quality-related events happening over the next two weeks: Wednesday, October 24, 12:00-1:00pm: “Medical Malpractice Reform in Massachusetts,” a brown bag lunch talk at 30 Winter Street, 9th floor, Boston looking at new … Continue reading

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DEADLINE FRIDAY: Tell DPH to protect my health, not Pharma profits

This summer, Massachusetts relaxed the Pharmaceutical Gift Ban. The Legislature passed and Governor signed a law that opened the door for Big Pharma to go back to their old ways of wining and dining doctors, but said that the meals … Continue reading

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Connector Board Gearing up for ACA Implementation

Today, the Connector Board met to discuss key issues the Connector must consider for implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) – which programs, processes, and policies can they keep and which need to change?  Materials from the meeting are … Continue reading

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Calling all HCFA Alumni: Alumni Reunion!

Join us for Health Care For All’s ALUMNI REUNION!   Tuesday, October 23, 2012 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM 49 Social Restaurant and Bar 49 Temple Place Boston, MA 02111   Reconnect with old friends, enjoy great food, and learn … Continue reading

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New Report on Patient and Family Councils

Health Care For All and the Consumer Health Quality Council are pleased to release a new report (PDF) on the efforts and accomplishments of MA hospitals’ Patient and Family Advisory Councils (PFACs). The Consumer Council advocated for the 2008 law … Continue reading

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