MHA Monday Report Oct. 23, 2017
Posted on October 23, 2017
The MHA Keystone Center recently marked the one-year anniversary of the Great Lakes Partners for Patients (GLPP) Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN) contract. In September 2016, the MHA Keystone Center, Illinois Health and Hospital Association and Wisconsin … Read more
The MHA has launched a podcast series called the MiCare Champion Cast, which features interviews with healthcare policy experts in Michigan on key issues that impact healthcare and the health of communities. Three episodes, plus a bonus episode … Read more
The MHA has received its first reports detailing the results of hospital food and fund drives to benefit the Food Bank Council of Michigan through the Michigan Harvest Gathering (MHG). So far, eight of the nearly 40 participating organizations have collected 15,700 lbs. … Read more
The MHA Keystone Center Patient Safety Organization (PSO) will conduct two events for its members in November, and registration is now open. A PSO Safe Table on Rural Health will occur from noon to 3 p.m. Nov. 28 … Read more
This year, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG) released a study on improper payments for evaluation and management (E/M) services. These improper payments cost Medicare billions of dollars … Read more
The Great Lakes Partners for Patients (GLPP) Hospital Innovation Improvement Network (HIIN) hosted a Quality Essential Skills Training (QuEST) Oct. 11 and 12 in Gaylord. The two-day event was held in Northern Michigan to give members in … Read more
The Week that Altered the National Discussion about Health Reform and More
“I’ve studied heath policy and industry trends for 40 years. Since passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on March 23, 2010, I do not recall a week in which the confluence of legislative actions, regulatory determinations and executive orders was as consequential as last week. Here’s a recap and the key questions they raise: …
“Combined, these actions lend to the growing uncertainty about the future state of healthcare in the U.S.”
Paul Keckley, Oct. 16, 2017
- The MHA Associate Member/Nonmember Forum will take place from noon to 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Country Club of Lansing.
- The Impexium Association Management System Training for Executive Assistants will be held from 10:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday at the MHA headquarters in Okemos (webinar option available).
- By Nov. 15, health systems must comply with and implement all regulations in accordance with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services emergency preparedness final rule that took effect Nov. 16, 2016.
- The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has indicated that Puerto Rico hospitals are in dire need of obstetrical and gynecological materials, equipment and medications.
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