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Health Equity Lens Brings New Focus to MHQP’s Clinical Guidelines

(January 2021)

Two decades ago, in 2001, MHQP issued the first statewide Adult and Pediatric Preventive Care Recommendations and Immunization Guidelines in Massachusetts. At that time, providers were receiving a different set of clinical guidelines from each of the health plans they worked with. Recognizing this situation as both confusing and wasteful,

Health Equity Lens Brings New Focus to MHQP’s Clinical Guidelines 2021-01-14T16:55:10+00:00

Barbra Rabson Shares Telehealth Insights on Massachusetts Health Policy Forum

On December 3rd, MHQP President and CEO Barbra Rabson contributed her knowledge and insights about provider and patient telehealth experiences to a Massachusetts Health Policy Commission forum entitled “Telehealth in a Post Pandemic World.”

The Massachusetts Health Policy Forum at Brandeis University is an independent, nonpartisan organization dedicated to improving health and

Barbra Rabson Shares Telehealth Insights on Massachusetts Health Policy Forum 2020-12-30T16:41:16+00:00

MHQP Helps COVID-19 Healthcare Coalition Survey Physicians on Telehealth Impact During COVID-19

(November 2020)

Nationwide Survey Finds Overall Satisfaction but Obstacles Remain

The COVID-19 Healthcare Coalition – comprising more than 1,000 healthcare organizations, technology firms, and nonprofits, including MHQP – has published the Telehealth Impact Physician Survey.

More than 75% of respondents said telehealth enabled them to provide quality care for COVID-19-related care, acute care, chronic disease management, hospital/emergency department follow-up, care coordination,

MHQP Helps COVID-19 Healthcare Coalition Survey Physicians on Telehealth Impact During COVID-19 2020-12-30T16:42:06+00:00

From Pandemic Fix to Permanent Fixture: How to Ensure Telehealth Lives Up to Its Full Potential

By Barbra G. Rabson

(November 2020)

Telehealth utilization quickly soared in Massachusetts in the early days of the pandemic, not just because it filled an obvious need as a way for providers and patients to connect when face-to-face interactions were not possible, but also because Governor Baker issued an order requiring insurers to

From Pandemic Fix to Permanent Fixture: How to Ensure Telehealth Lives Up to Its Full Potential 2020-11-12T11:16:06+00:00

MHQP Releases Results of New “Together for Better Telehealth” Survey, Asks for Further Participation

(November 2020)

Several months ago, as the COVID pandemic began to take hold and most interactions between providers and patients moved to computer screens and telephones, MHQP launched an initiative we call “Together for Better Telehealth.” It’s an effort to help clinicians share what they are learning from their telehealth experiences to

MHQP Releases Results of New “Together for Better Telehealth” Survey, Asks for Further Participation 2021-01-07T11:18:50+00:00

Meeting the Moment in Telehealth

By Barbra G. Rabson

(August 2020)

When asked what they have learned about themselves as a clinician using telehealth in a recent MHQP survey, one physician responded, “We are an incredibly versatile lot. Our commitment to lifelong learning and constant change in our profession has trained us well for meeting this moment successfully.

“Meeting

Meeting the Moment in Telehealth 2020-08-21T11:57:16+00:00

MHQP’s Rabson Advises CMS Administrator on Telehealth

(August 10, 2020)

With our swift shift to virtual platforms when the COVID-19 pandemic hit home, Massachusetts has become tops among all states in telehealth use, according to the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Seema Verma. Ms. Verma wanted to learn the lessons from the Commonwealth’s largely successful rapid shift to virtual care.  So last

MHQP’s Rabson Advises CMS Administrator on Telehealth 2020-12-30T16:40:37+00:00

Barbra Rabson Featured in Boston Globe Front Page Article on Telehealth

(June 15, 2020)

We are thrilled to have Barbra Rabson quoted as the lead interview for a Boston Globe front page article about telehealth entitled “Forced by the Pandemic, Health Care Plunges into the Digital Age.”

“Even as other aspects of life went digital, ‘the health care system lagged behind for years

Barbra Rabson Featured in Boston Globe Front Page Article on Telehealth 2020-12-30T16:39:50+00:00

MHQP Reengages with Clinical Quality Data, Releases HEDIS Results

(June 11, 2020)

MHQP is pleased to announce its publication of clinical quality performance results for primary care practices across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, representing care provided to commercially-insured patients in 2018 and based on HEDIS® data aggregated across five Massachusetts health plans.

HEDIS (the Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set) is a rich data source essential to monitoring the performance

MHQP Reengages with Clinical Quality Data, Releases HEDIS Results 2020-06-16T06:30:02+00:00

Podcast: How A Pandemic Is Changing Healthcare

(June 9, 2020)

Our current global pandemic has necessitated a rapid adoption of different ways to deliver healthcare and the challenge of building resilience and sustainability in these new models. One of the areas that has been fast-tracked is telehealth or virtual visits with healthcare providers. In-person office visits ceased, elective procedures

Podcast: How A Pandemic Is Changing Healthcare 2020-06-12T00:03:22+00:00
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