MHA Monday Report Dec. 11, 2017

Posted on December 11, 2017

Federal Tax Overhaul, Repeal of Individual Mandate Debated in Congress

Members of the U.S. House and Senate are working to reconcile their two versions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which aims to simplify the U.S. tax code, but also contains provisions that would have serious repercussions for patients and hospitals in Michigan … Read more

Legislative Policy PanelMHA Legislative Policy Panel Opposes House Bills, Supports Heart Subcommittee

The MHA Legislative Policy Panel recently convened its second meeting of the 2017-2018 program year and developed recommendations for the MHA Board of Trustees on legislative initiatives impacting Michigan hospitals … Read more

Consider the Valuable MHA Events Scheduled in Conjunction with Breakthrough

BreakthroughThe MHA’s new major membership meeting Breakthrough will be held Feb. 22 and 23 at the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa near Traverse City. This event will give MHA-member organizations’ governing board members and leadership teams an opportunity to co-create a better way to deliver care, engage people and drive results … Read more

Rule Finalizes Cancellation of Episode Payment Models, Modifies CJR Model

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released a final rule to cancel the Episode Payment Models (EPMs) and the Cardiac Rehabilitation (CR) Incentive Models that were proposed to begin Jan. 1, 2018 … Read more

Member Forums Set for Winter 2018

The MHA will host a series of MHA Member Forums in February and March. At each of the sessions, MHA leadership will bring participants up to date on the association’s efforts to help members advance the health of individuals and communities … Read more

2018 Michigan Healthcare HR Conference Seeking Event Sponsors

Michigan Healthcare Human Resources ConferenceSponsorship opportunities are now available for the 2018 Michigan Healthcare Human Resources Conference, scheduled for April 19 at the James B. Henry Center for Executive Development in Lansing … Read more

Award Recognizes Individuals, Teams for Voicing Safety Concerns

Speak-up! Award logoA vast majority of serious safety events occur due to miscommunication among healthcare staff. Speaking up about safety issues and voicing concern in the midst of potential patient or staff harm can play a vital role in the improvement of safety and quality in healthcare … Read more

Medicare Advantage Enrollment Continues to Rise

Medicare Advantage (MA) enrollment in Michigan totaled approximately 727,000 in October, an increase of 6,000 beneficiaries since July. The October MA enrollment is spread across 36 MA plans that are currently operating in the state, with approximately 36 percent of Michigan's 2 million Medicare beneficiaries covered by an MA plan ... Read more

The Keckley Report

The Physician’s Voice: Is Anyone Listening?
Paul Keckley“Last week, after a workout, a physician pulled me aside and asked ‘is there another profession like medicine where the provider of the service has no control about what they’re paid for what they do?’

“And over the weekend, in a meeting with several physicians, I was asked if I was aware of another profession as highly regulated as medicine.

“These questions are legitimate but not so easily answered.”
Paul Keckley, Dec. 4, 2017

News to Know

Upcoming events and important healthcare news for the week of Dec. 11:

  • The MHA Health Foundation webinar Patient Restraint and Seclusion: Navigating the Most Problematic CMS Standards will take place from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday.
  • The MHA Michigan Green Healthcare Committee will meet from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at Mercy Health Saint Mary’s, Grand Rapids.

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MHA in the News

Read recent articles about the MHA, including a story about a panel on the impact of the Affordable Care Act in Michigan that included Laura Appel, the MHA’s senior vice president and chief innovation officer.

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  • MHA Monday Report Dec. 11, 2017

Tags: MHA Keystone Center, MHA Legislative Policy, ACA, financial forum, EPM, transparency, governance, events, Healthcare Human Resources Conference, Breakthrough, sponsorship, federal tax reform, episode payment models, HBs 5217-5219, HB 5076, Medicare, CJR

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