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Report: Health care costs in Massachusetts are becoming unaffordable

Report: Health care costs in Massachusetts are becoming unaffordable

Health Health spending fell for the first time in years in 2020, thanks to the postponement of care during the pandemic. But now the costs are expected to rise again. Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Josh Reynolds/Washington Post For the first time in years, healthcare spending fell in Massachusetts in 2020. But the drop may …

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After pushing major healthcare system to cut costs, Massachusetts agency wants more power

After pushing major healthcare system to cut costs, Massachusetts agency wants more power

The Massachusetts Health Policy Commission has reached an agreement with Mass General Brigham on a plan to cut spending. The state agency wants more power to control hospital costs, including financial penalties. A state agency in Massachusetts has approved a plan by Mass Gen. Brigham to cut spending, and the agency would like more power …

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How will medical coding evolve over the next 20 years in managing the revenue cycle?  - MedCity News

How will medical coding evolve over the next 20 years in managing the revenue cycle? – MedCity News

The world of medical coding has grown significantly over the past 20 years, echoing an increasingly complex technology landscape of telemedicine, remote patient monitoring, and machine learning. What started as a manual, paper-based process, relying on chargemasters, morphed in a few decades into a highly specialized digital process leveraging predictive analytics, AI, natural language processing, …

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Steve Pollock and Susan Pollock of DentaQuest honored by the Massachusetts Association of Mental Health

Steve Pollock and Susan Pollock of DentaQuest honored by the Massachusetts Association of Mental Health

MAMH recognizes the work of Steve and Susan Pollock to promote and promote effective treatment for children and adults affected by mental health issues Massachusetts Association of Mental Health 2022 Friend & Leader Awards Dinner. Susan Pollock and Steve Pollock accept the 2022 Friend & Leader Award at the Massachusetts Association of Mental Health’s 2022 …

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How Much Does Massachusetts Spend on Primary Behavioral Health Care?  -Commonwealth Magazine

How Much Does Massachusetts Spend on Primary Behavioral Health Care? -Commonwealth Magazine

ONE OF GOV. Charlie Baker’s biggest initiatives that he attempted, but failed to adopt, would have reoriented health care spending, so that more health care spending went to primary health care and behavioural, rather than specialist care. Legislation sponsored by Baker would have required health care providers and payers to increase spending on primary and …

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Reducing Burnout Among Mental Health Workers: How Community Behavioral Health Clinics Support Their Clinician Teams - MedCity News

Reducing Burnout Among Mental Health Workers: How Community Behavioral Health Clinics Support Their Clinician Teams – MedCity News

Today, behavioral health providers are struggling to meet the growing demand for their services. Driven by the turmoil of the pandemic and its evolving impact – which continues to push mental health clinicians to increase their workload on top of already overloaded schedules – these circumstances provide a severe recipe for burnout. Defined as a …

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