MHA Monday Report Jan. 15, 2018

Posted on January 15, 2018

CHIP Day of Action sample social media postDay of Action Urges Congress to Solve CHIP Funding Crisis

As part of a national effort to bring attention to a lack of federal funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), the MHA joined member hospitals, the American Hospital Association, and a coalition of state and national organizations … Read more‚Äč

State Revenue Estimates for Fiscal Year 2019 are Mixed

Michigan capitol buildingOn Jan. 11, the state treasurer and the directors of the House and Senate fiscal agencies convened the state’s annual January revenue estimating conference. The conference is used to create a revenue forecast that the Legislature … Read more

2018 MHA Ludwig AwardNominations Sought for MHA Ludwig Community Benefit Award

The MHA is accepting nominations for its 2018 Ludwig Community Benefit Award until the close of business Feb. 16. The award is named for Patric E. Ludwig, former MHA president and Bronson Healthcare Group president … Read more

CMS Announces New Voluntary Bundled Payment Model

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced Jan. 9 the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Advanced (BPCI Advanced) program, a new Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) voluntary bundled payment model … Read more

Learn Medicare Billing Procedures for Telehealth Services

The nation’s physician and nursing shortage is not a secret, and huge gaps in care access are occurring due, in part, to increased healthcare coverage available under the Affordable Care Act. Telehealth not only improves access to care, it improves health outcomes … Read more

The Keckley Report

Paul KeckleyThe JPMorgan Storylines: A Preview
“At this week’s [JP Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco], more than 450 healthcare organizations will offer their views about the trends they think most impactful and the role they hope to play. There will be presentations by organizations across every sector in healthcare including investor-owned and not-for-profits. They’ll offer their viewpoints on the trends most relevant to their businesses and how lenders and investors in their audience should assess their ability to execute their strategies. …

“JPM has been dubbed healthcare’s Woodstock. That’s an apt description. The prominent themes in this year’s version will be these … “

Paul Keckley, Jan. 8, 2018

News to Know

Upcoming events and important healthcare news for the week of Jan. 15:

  • The MHA Quality & Accountability Committee will meet from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Friday at MHA headquarters.
  • MHA Keystone Center Patient Safety Organization (PSO) members have until Jan. 25 to submit nominations for the 2018 first quarter MHA Keystone Center Speak-up! Award.
  • The MHA family is saddened by the Dec. 26 passing of longtime MHA Keystone Center board member Lawrence J. Abramson, DO.

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  • MHA Monday Report Jan. 15, 2018

Tags: Patient Safety & Quality, telehealth, Medicare, budget, Ludwig Community Benefit Award, Speak-up! Award, Quality & Accountability Committee, CHIP, 2019 State Healthcare Budget, BPCI Advanced program

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