A new era in hospital accreditation, health equity, and legal compliance

Tuesday, June 11th, 2024 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CT

Massachusetts has taken a groundbreaking step in healthcare regulation with the release of MH Waiver 1115, allocating $415 million in additional reimbursements exclusively to hospitals that comply with The Joint Commission's healthcare equity National Patient Safety Goal and achieve certification in their health care equity program.

This pioneering move positions Massachusetts as the first state to mandate specific accreditation and certification requirements that incentivizes healthcare equity. These measures parallel the newly published provisions in Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act, setting a precedent for states nationwide. 

Key takeaways from the live webinar:
  • Gain deeper insights into how The Joint Commission's accreditation and certification standards improve healthcare equity.
  • Understand the crucial behaviors and practices that can ensure your team remains compliant amidst evolving regulatory and legal landscapes.
  • Get a glimpse into the future as we explore how states and healthcare facilities are gearing up to operationalize and become compliant.

Don't miss this opportunity to stay ahead of the curve in navigating the complex terrain of healthcare regulation and equity.


Carla Fogaren 3 - Jason Grady

Carla Fogaren, RN

Principal Consultant
AMN Healthcare

Drew Stevens_1

Drew Stevens, JD

Parker, Hudson, Rainer & Dobbs LLP


Christina L. Cordero, Ph.D., MPH

Senior Project Director, Healthcare Standards Development
Division of Healthcare Quality Evaluation and Improvement
The Joint Commission