MHA Monday Report Nov. 6, 2017

Posted on November 06, 2017

Auto No-fault Bill Defeated in Late Night Vote

Michigan's auto no-fault systemThe 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

Hospitals Can Assist with Marketplace Open Enrollment through Dec. 15 Deadline

Get Covered MichiganOpen 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

Medicare Outpatient Final Rule Released for 2018

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

Charlotte Nurse Receives MHA Keystone Center Speak-up! Award

Award ceremonyKassandra 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

MHA Webinar Reviews Patient Restraint Requirements

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

CMS Releases 2018 Medicare Final Rule for Home Health Agencies

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

MHA Keystone Center Workshop Focused on Engaging Physicians in High Reliability

Ana McKee, MD, speaking at workshop.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 Keckley Report

The CVS-AETNA Combination: What’s It Really Mean?
Paul KeckleyNew 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

News to Know

  • 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."

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MHA in the News

Michigan's auto no-fault systemRead 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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  • MHA Monday Report Nov. 6, 2017

Tags: MHA Keystone Center, Patient Safety and Quality, ACA, Medicare, webinar, OPPS, high reliability, Healthy Michigan, Speak-up! Award, #MiCareMatters, CMS, PPS, FFS, open enrollment

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