The Michigan Health & Hospital Association is pleased that policymakers have reached an agreement that restores vital hospital funding in the fiscal year 2020 budget.
Weekly news and updates from the MHA.
Monday Report | December 09
Upcoming events and important healthcare news for the week of Dec. 9
Member News | December 07
On Dec. 6 MiBiz published an article that recaps testimony heard Dec. 5 in the Senate Health Policy Committee on a seven-bill package that would reform Certificate of Need.
MHA In The News | December 06
On Dec. 4, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Director Robert Gordon announced the department’s new approach for strengthening Michigan’s behavioral health system.
Member News | December 06
Hospital leaders testified Dec. 5 before the Senate Health Policy and Human Services Committee, chaired by Sen. Curt VanderWall (R-Ludington), on bills that would make major changes to the Certificate of Need (CON) program in Michigan. 
Following a months-long budget stalemate, the state Legislature has moved forward with a supplemental budget that restores vital hospital funding in fiscal year (FY) 2020, which began Oct. 1.
Member News | December 05
On Dec. 4, the House Ways and Means Committee, chaired by Brandt Iden (R-Oshtemo) sent MHA-supported Senate Bill (SB) 340 to the full House. SB 340 would allow telepharmacy services to operate in Michigan.
December 05
Michigan hospitals and the Great Lakes Partners for Patients (GLPP) Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN) are working to combat sepsis. Driving Change is a monthly feature that highlights this work and provides resources to guide improvement.
There has been a proliferation of efforts to measure how various hospitals and doctors perform and no one has found the task easy. What processes should be measured? What kinds of changes improve performance?
Member News | December 05
On Dec. 4, the American Hospital Association and three other national organizations representing hospitals and health systems filed a lawsuit against the federal government, challenging the Nov. 15 final rule that requires hospitals to disclose their payer-specific negotiated payment rates.
Member News | December 05
Effective June 8, 2019, Livanta became the new Medicare Beneficiary and Family Centered Care Quality Improvement Organization (BFCC-QIO) for Michigan. Across the country, Livanta provides Medicare case review services for Medicare beneficiaries throughout 27 states and territories.
Member News | December 05
Every year, half of all Americans over the age of 18 will develop a musculoskeletal injury that will persist for more than three months. Due to the persistence of pain in the afflicted areas, providers are frequently faced with a choice on whether to prescribe opioids for pain management. 
Renée Smiddy, MSBA, director of research and performance measurement, Michigan Health & Hospital Association Service Corporation, discusses the MHA Keystone Center’s data strategy for 2020.
MHA CEO Brian Peters spoke to Dr. Phil Knight about food insecurity for WJR’s Food for Thought radio broadcast Dec. 1.
MHA In The News | December 02
MHA CEO Brian Peters pays tribute to Spencer Johnson, the association’s president and leader for three decades.
MHA Rounds | December 02
Weekly news and updates from the MHA.
Monday Report | November 25
Upcoming events and important healthcare news for the week of Nov. 25.
Member News | November 23
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services unveiled two major transparency policies for hospitals and insurers Nov. 15.
As the Michigan Health & Hospital Association (MHA) celebrates its 100th anniversary, it is a milestone that feels familiar to everyone at the historic Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island.
Member News | November 22
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