MHA Monday Report Dec. 18, 2017

Posted on December 18, 2017

Congress Continues Work on Federal Legislation Impacting Healthcare, Hospitals

As the 2017 congressional calendar winds down, members of the U.S. House and Senate are continuing to work on proposals that could have a significant impact on Michigan patients, hospitals and the healthcare community … Read more

Opioid Bill Package Passes Legislature; Governor Expected to Sign

Michigan capitol buildingBefore the Michigan Legislature wrapped up for its winter recess, both the House and Senate passed a package of bills aimed at combating Michigan’s growing opioid epidemic. The bills are expected to be presented to Gov. Rick Snyder for signature during the week of Dec. 18 … Read more

New CHAMPS Process in Effect, Previous Forms Not Accepted

The Medical Services Administration (MSA) recently released a final policy to modernize the continuum of care (MCC). Effective Jan. 2, the policy provides new procedures related to implementation of the Community Health Automated Medicaid Processing System (CHAMPS) MCC project for both Medicaid fee-for-service and managed care … Read more

MSA Modifies Timely Filing Policy for Retroactive Eligibility Cases

In response to input received from the MHA and its member hospitals, the Medical Services Administration (MSA) recently updated its billing limitation policy, more commonly referred to as timely filing, for cases where Medicaid coverage is obtained retroactively after the date of service … Read more

Healthcare Leadership AcademyEnroll in Healthcare Leadership Academy to Hone Consensus-building Skills

The Healthcare Leadership Academy: Business Strategy for a Changing Landscape is a valuable leadership program specifically designed for existing and emerging healthcare leaders. The first module of the academy’s current offering will be held Feb. 23 and 24 at the Grand Traverse Resort & Spa … Read more

MiCare Champion Cast logoNew Podcast Episode Raises Awareness About Sepsis

The latest episode of the MiCare Champion Cast covers sepsis and raises awareness about Michigan hospitals’ efforts to combat this serious condition … Read more

MSA Releases Policy to Increase Physician Payments for Neonatal and Pediatric Critical and Intensive Care Services

The Medical Services Administration (MSA) recently released a final policy to increase physician payment rates for neonatal and pediatric critical and intensive care services, effective Jan. 1 … Read more

The Keckley Report

Paul KeckleyThe CVS-Aetna Deal is a Wake-up Call for Incumbents
“Coverage about the Aetna acquisition by CVS has been pervasive since last Monday’s announcement. The headlines in national, local and trade industry outlets reflect the balance of intrigue and skepticism that’s greeted the deal (see Fact File). Here’s what we know for sure: …

“It’s a momentum play. The combination strategy aligns with four trends reshaping the healthcare industry in the U.S.”
Paul Keckley, Dec. 11, 2017

News to Know

Upcoming events and important healthcare news:

  • The MHA Monday Report will not be published Dec. 25 or Jan. 1 due to the Christmas and New Year holidays.
  • MHA CEO Brian Peters participated in a Dec. 4 roundtable on Medicaid effectiveness and innovation hosted by the University of Michigan Institute for Healthcare Policy & Innovation (UM-IHPI), the State of Michigan and the Bipartisan Policy Center.

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Laura AppelMHA in the News

Read recent articles about the MHA, including a Crain’s Detroit Business article featuring an interview with Laura Appel, the MHA’s senior vice president and chief innovation officer, on the impact the federal tax reform plan would have on healthcare and patients in Michigan.

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  • MHA Monday Report Dec. 18, 2017

Tags: MHA Keystone Center, sepsis, Pain Management, ACA, Medicare, Healthcare Leadership Academy, 340B Drug Pricing Program, opioid, prescription drugs, MSA, CHAMPS, podcast, federal tax reform, CHIP

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