Upcoming events and important healthcare news for the week of Sept. 16.
Member News | September 14
Since 2017, the MHA Keystone Center, in conjunction with the Great Lakes Partners for Patients Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (GLPP HIIN), has offered simulations to give hands-on experience related to sepsis and critical care. 
Those interested in reducing healthcare’s environmental impact should not miss the 2019 MHA Michigan Green Healthcare Conference, scheduled for Oct. 9 and 10 at the Baronette Renaissance Hotel in Novi.
Member News | September 13
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced Sept. 5 an additional delay for a requirement related to the Medicare fee-for-service outpatient prospective payment system (OPPS). 
Member News | September 12
Healthcare data analytics and policy firm DataGen hosted a national webinar Sept. 10 that reviewed the final rule to update the Medicare fee-for-service inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS) for fiscal year (FY) 2020. 
Member News | September 12
Starting Oct. 1, initial licenses for registered nurses (RNs) and licensed practical nurses (LPNs) will be valid for two years, an increase from the previous one-year license period for newly licensed RNs and LPNs.
Member News | September 12
On Sept. 11, the Michigan Legislature sent legislation to the governor’s desk that would make it easier for Healthy Michigan Plan beneficiaries to comply with Medicaid work requirements.
Weekly news and updates from the MHA.
Monday Report | September 09
Upcoming events and important healthcare news for the week of Sept. 9.
Member News | September 07
The MHA Keystone Center, in partnership with the Great Lakes Partners for Patients Hospital Improvement Innovation Network, recently hosted two interactive events in Livonia that focused on a healthcare innovation initiative launched by the Illinois Health and Hospital Association (IHA).
On Sept. 5, the Michigan Senate sent the MHA-supported, Senate Bill (SB) 340, to the House. SB 340 allows telepharmacy services, or the remote delivery of pharmaceutical care, to operate in Michigan. 
Issues in Healthcare | September 06
It’s time for the Michigan Harvest Gathering (MHG) – a one-of-a-kind emergency food program benefiting hungry Michigan families through the Food Bank Council of Michigan’s (FBCM) member food banks and more than 3,000 community agencies. 
Member News | September 05
MHA member hospitals are asked to support MHA and American Hospital Association (AHA) advocacy efforts on the state and federal levels to protect patients from surprise medical bills while opposing government rate-setting as the solution.
Member News | September 05
The MHA is featuring southwest Michigan’s Spectrum Health Lakeland in its statewide #MiRuralCareMatters campaign for its work to address health disparities by partnering with a local barbershop.
Member News | September 05
The MHA Keystone Center will host a Sepsis Awareness Month Twitter chat on Thursday, Sept. 19 from noon to 1 p.m.
Member News | September 05
Michigan hospitals collectively invested nearly $2.9 billion in total community benefits according to a new report released Sept. 5 by the Michigan Health & Hospital Association (MHA). 
September is Sepsis Awareness Month and the MHA Keystone Center is ramping up activities to increase sepsis awareness within hospital walls and broadly across communities.
MLive quoted MHA CEO Brian Peters in its Sept. 4 story on Governor Whitmer ordering the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services to issue emergency rules regulating e-cigarette use.
MHA In The News | September 04
The MHA Keystone Center PSO Root Cause Analysis & Action (RCA²) Workshop, which will be held 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 8 at the James B. Henry Center for Executive Development, will introduce MHA members to RCA² elements and develop a foundation to identify and classify adverse events.
The Michigan Health & Hospital Association strongly supports the governor’s actions to better regulate e-cigarettes and vaping.
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