MHA Monday Report Nov. 6, 2017
Posted on November 06, 2017
The Michigan House of Representatives voted 45-63 to defeat a substitute version of House Bill (HB) 5013 late in the evening of Nov. 2. HB 5013, opposed by the MHA and most other auto no-fault supporters, would … Read more
Open enrollment for 2018 healthcare coverage through the individual marketplace started Nov. 1 and ends Dec. 15, and Michigan hospitals are helping those who need assistance with the insurance enrollment process. The MHA and partner organizations … Read more
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a final rule Nov. 1 to update the Medicare fee-for-service outpatient prospective payment system (OPPS) for 2018. Highlights of the final rule include: Significant payment reductions … Read more
Kassandra Gauna, RN, a nurse at Hayes Green Beach Memorial Hospital, Charlotte, was honored Nov. 3 with the quarterly MHA Keystone Center Speak-up! Award. The award celebrates patient and staff safety through the recognition of individuals … Read more
The use of restraints in healthcare is not a panacea and can prevent significant risks to the patient. While situations sometime require restraints, their use is controversial and highly regulated. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services … Read more
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a final rule Nov. 1 to update the Medicare fee-for-service home health (HH) prospective payment system for 2018. Highlights of the final rule include … Read more
The MHA Keystone Center held its annual High Reliability Organization (HRO) Tier 2 Workshop Oct. 19. The event brought together chief medical officers, chief nursing officers, chief executive officers, nurses, and physicians from nine HRO Tier 2 facilities … Read more
The CVS-AETNA Combination: What’s It Really Mean?
“New York Times’ healthcare journalist Reed Abelson contacted me Thursday about the proposed acquisition of Aetna by CVS. She asked if I was surprised: I replied no. Big deals in healthcare aren’t surprising anymore, especially when they involve mega-companies in complementary sectors of our industry. …
"Is this just another big deal in healthcare or does it signal a shift in our industry landscape? I think the latter. Here’s why …”
Paul Keckley, Oct. 30, 2017
- An MHA Keystone Center Patient Safety Organization Safe Table focused on rural health will be held from noon to 3 p.m. Nov. 28 at the Inn at Bay Harbor.
- The MHA Keystone Center will host a Root Cause Analysis and Action (RCA²) training from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 29 at the Inn at Bay Harbor.
- A replay is available of the American Hospital Association (AHA) webinar, "Mass Casualties Preparation and Response – 'Lessons Learned' from Las Vegas and Orlando."
Read several recent stories from Crain’s Detroit Business and the Detroit Free Press about the MHA’s opposition to HB 5013, which was defeated in a late night vote on Nov. 2 and would have had a significant negative impact on Michigan residents.
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