Massachusetts Medical Society: Key Issues

Key Issues

Pills Spilling From Bottle Opioid Abuse

Legislative and regulatory activities to end opioid abuse and heroin overdoses in the Commonwealth.

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Doctor Listening To Male Patient's Chest Medicare

The MMS is working to ensure that Medicare reforms protect patients’ access to care, improve quality, and preserve the viability of the physician practice environment.

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Dry medical marijuana buds Medical Cannabis

Resources for physicians on the legalization of the medical use of marijuana in Massachusetts.

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United States Capitol Health Care Reform

News and resources about the U.S. and Massachusetts health reform laws.

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Ophthalmologist making incision during cataract surgery Payment Reform and ACOs

News and resources on state and federal efforts to implement new practice models for physicians, hospitals, and other health care providers.

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Female Patient And Nurse Have Consultation In Hospital Room Medicaid

The health insurer for one sixth of Massachusetts residents is also a fundamental pillar of the state’s health reform law. MMS advocacy focuses on efforts improve the efficacy and efficiency of the state Medicaid program.

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Legal gavel on a law book Professional Liability

Massachusetts has one of the nation’s most difficult professional liability environments, particularly for such high-risk specialties as neurosurgery and obstetrics/gynecology.

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Cost of Care Cost of Care

MMS regularly engages in discussions about policies and proposals aimed at promoting high-value care to all patients in the Commonwealth.

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Mass. State Agencies

State House - Mass. State AgenciesRapid access to resources about MassHealth, Public Health, Board of Medicine, and more.

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