Spencer Johnson, former president of the Michigan Health & Hospital Association, died on Friday, November 8.
Following Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s line-item vetoes to the state budget issued Sept. 30, policymakers have now gone on legislative break until December without restoring funding for any impacted programs in Michigan.
Michigan Harvest Gathering founder Bill Schuette announced at the Nov. 11 celebratory closing luncheon that, to date, the 2019 campaign has raised $305,000 and 400,000 pounds of food to address food insecurity in Michigan.
Member News | November 14
The latest issue of Trustee Insights, the monthly digital resource package from the American Hospital Association (AHA), is now available.
Member News | November 13
It is with great sadness that the MHA family announces the passing of Spencer Johnson, who was the association’s president and leader for three decades.
On Nov. 10 MiBiz published an article that reviews the efforts Michigan hospitals have made to address the opioid epidemic and to reduce opioid dispensing rates.
MHA In The News | November 11
On Nov. 8, Crain’s Detroit Business published an article that recapped the life and accomplishments of Spencer Johnson, the MHA’s president and leader for three decades before retiring in 2015, who passed away on Nov. 8.
MHA In The News | November 11
Weekly news and updates from the MHA.
Monday Report | November 11
Upcoming events and important healthcare news for the week of Nov. 11.
Member News | November 09
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently issued a final rule to update the Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) physician fee schedule (PFS) to provide a slight increase for 2020.  
Member News | November 08
On Nov. 7, the Michigan House Health Policy Committee approved legislation to address the issue of surprise medical bills.
Sponsorship and advertising are now being accepted for two MHA major membership meetings: Breakthrough and the MHA Annual Membership Meeting.
Member News | November 07
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released a final rule to update the Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) outpatient prospective payment system (OPPS), effective Jan. 1, 2020.
Member News | November 07
Adam Novak, MA, CPPS, director, safety initiatives, MHA Keystone Center, discusses the successes of the MHA Keystone Center PSO in 2019.  
Sepsis is a condition characterized by life-threatening organ dysfunction in response to an infection. Patients who develop sepsis are at high risk for complications and death, in addition to having higher healthcare costs. 
The Nov. 6 meeting of the MHA Board of Trustees began with a presentation from Mike Abrams, president and CEO of the Ohio Hospital Association (OHA), about his organization’s experience battling the opioid crisis in Ohio.
Member News | November 07
MHA CEO Brian Peters addresses the issue of surprise medical billing and the MHA's position to protect patients from any balanced billing scenario by removing them from being in the middle of any payment negotiation between a provider and a payer.
MHA Rounds | November 07
Medicare Advantage (MA) enrollment in Michigan totaled approximately 879,000 in October, an increase of 14,000 beneficiaries since July. 
Member News | November 06
On Nov. 3 MiBiz published an article on a bill introduced in the Michigan Senate that seeks to reform health insurer’s prior authorization practices, including a statement from the MHA on the issue.
MHA In The News | November 04
Weekly news and updates from the MHA.
Monday Report | November 04
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