Massachusetts Medical Society: Key Issues

Key Issues

 Administrative BurdensAdministrative Burdens

Reduction and simplification of administrative complexity that consumes time and money while providing little value to patients and physicians.

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Novel Coronavirus imageCoronavirus (COVID-19)

MMS continues to advocate to support physicians and create an optimal environment for the best clinical response to this crisis.

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Cost of Health CareCost of Health Care

Engagement in discussions about policies and proposals focused on promoting high-value care to all patients in the Commonwealth.

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Firearm ViolenceFirearm Violence

Exploration of, and participation in, cooperative innovative solutions that intend to mitigate the health risks presented by firearms.

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Medical Decision-Making Medical Decision-Making

Advocacy centered on patient-focused solutions to the burdens and procedures of medical decision-making.

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Opioid Misuse Opioid Misuse

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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Prescription Drug Pricing Prescription Drug Pricing

Monitoring of the medication economy and advocacy for fair value pricing of prescription medications.

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Sexual and Reproductive Health Sexual and Reproductive Health

Policies and programs focused on providing equitable access to, and delivery of, sexual and reproductive health care.

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Social Determinants of Health Social Determinants of Health

Examining upstream solutions to health and health care issues caused by the socially constructed patient environment.

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Surprise Bills Surprise Bills

Solutions to prevent patients from receiving surprise medical bills while ensuring fair compensation for medical services delivered.

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Telemedicine Telemedicine

Utilizing advancements in technological capabilities to improve patient care and access to health care services in an economically sustainable manner.

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