Monday, June 1, 2009

Massachusetts Healthcare/IT related Bills

Massachusetts Healthcare/IT related Bills:

An Act to Promote a Statewide System for Chronic Care Management to Improve Health Care Quality and Contain Costs

Documents & Status: Text of Senate 1279 | Status

If Massachusetts is to contain costs of Medicaid and of the new Health Care Access Reform law without sacrificing quality of care, improved management of individuals with chronic health conditions is essential. The best management of chronic care relies on linkage with technology systems. This bill would establish a statewide strategy for chronic care management. Such a strategy would use the eHealth initiative to develop a chronic care infrastructure, prevention of chronic conditions, and chronic care management program. It would also establish the Chronic Care Management Program in the Executive office of Health and Human Services to promote collaborative strategies for managing chronic diseases among health care professionals and insurers.

See text of the Bill.

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