MHA Monday Report Oct. 16, 2017

Posted on October 16, 2017

Meetings Set to Continue Section 298 Behavioral and Physical Health Integration Work

In response to Public Act 268 of 2016, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) took on a months-long statewide effort to improve the coordination of physical health and behavioral health services in Michigan … Read more

Megan Yore, chief communications officer and director of marketing, Lakeland Health, shared digital media tactics and tools that hospital communicators can use to reach their communities and solicit feedback to influence future outreach strategies.Hospital Communications Professionals Gather at MHA Retreat

The 2017 MHA Communications Retreat recently brought together nearly 70 communications, marketing and public relations professionals working in hospitals across the state. Participants spent the day networking and learning from experts about tools and strategies … Read more

New Medicare Cards to be Released Starting in April 2018

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) of 2015 requires the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to remove Social Security numbers from Medicare cards as part of efforts to help reduce identify theft … Read more

Innovative Medicaid Strategies to Be Discussed at Michigan Health Policy Forum

As the potential for reducing federal Medicaid funding remains on the congressional radar, participants at the upcoming Michigan Health Policy Forum will hear from Matt Salo, executive director, National Association of Medicaid Directors, Washington, DC … Read more

Fire Relief Fund Established for California Hospital Workers

The California Hospital Association and the state’s regional associations have established a relief fund for hospital employees who have been significantly affected by fires burning throughout the state. As of Thursday afternoon, it was reported that … Read more

The Keckley Report

The Four Challenges Keeping Hospital CEOs Awake at Night
Paul Keckley“Last month, I interviewed 13 hospital CEO’s in preparation for their upcoming Board-Management strategic planning retreats. They lead organizations in 11 states with substantial differences in the scale, scope and strength of their operations and the dynamics in their markets. Two are academic medical centers, six are independent multi-hospital systems and five operate in multiple markets. When I asked ‘what’s keeping you awake at night’ their answers were the same.”
Paul Keckley, Oct. 9, 2017

News to Know

  • Part two in a three-part webinar series for members of the Great Lakes Partners for Patients Hospital Improvement Innovation Network will take place from 10 to 11 a.m. EDT Thursday.

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MHA in the News

Michigan's Auto No-Fault SystemRead recent state and national coverage about the MHA, including the latest headlines on efforts to reform auto no-fault and an article from the Detroit News on the MHA’s response to the potential impact of President Donald Trump’s efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, via executive order.

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  • MHA Monday Report Oct. 16, 2017

Tags: Section 298, behavioral health, Medicare, MACRA, behavioral health integration, MBI, HICN, Health Policy Forum, health equity, MHA Communications Retreat, relief fund

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