MHA Monday Report Jan. 22, 2018

Posted on January 22, 2018

Draft Policy Issued on Healthy Michigan Plan MI Marketplace Option

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) recently issued a draft proposed policy regarding the April 1 launch of the MI Marketplace Option and is seeking stakeholder input by Feb. 16 … Read more

VerifyMICare homepageNew Website Informs Public about the Quality of Care at Michigan Hospitals

A new website — — launched by the Michigan Health & Hospital Association (MHA) gives consumers and patients easy access to important information about the quality of healthcare provided at hospitals across the state … Read more

Webinar Series Examines Readmissions

Readmission following hospitalization is common, expensive and frequently preventable. Conversely, evidence has shown that unplanned readmissions are often associated with lower quality of care. Thus, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Partnership for Patients Hospital Innovation Improvement Network (HIIN) has made reducing readmissions a top priority … Read more

Discounts on Registration and Hotel Rates for MHA Breakthrough Set to Expire

Breakthrough logoThe MHA’s new major membership meeting Breakthrough will be held Feb. 22 and 23 at the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa near Traverse City. Both the early registration discount and the discounted resort room rate expire Jan 31 … Read more

MSA Finalizes 2018 Outpatient Payment Factor

The Medical Services Administration (MSA) recently notified providers of the annual update to the Medicaid outpatient prospective payment system (OPPS) and ambulatory surgical center (ASC) payment factor … Read more

The Keckley Report

Paul KeckleyCore Beliefs about Healthcare: The Generational Differences Matter
“Understanding underlying beliefs is vital to public discourse in healthcare. Trade associations base their advocacy efforts on a thorough understanding of their members’ beliefs. …

“But understanding beliefs about healthcare held by the general public is tricky: their core beliefs are not homogenous. … ”

Paul Keckley, Jan. 15, 2018

News to Know

Upcoming events and important healthcare news for the week of Jan. 22:

  • The webinar “Best Practices for Responding to Patients on Social Media” will take place from 11 a.m. to noon Wednesday.
  • The MHA Keystone Center Patient Safety Organization (PSO) Root Cause Analysis and Action (RCA²) Safe Table will take place from Noon to 3 p.m. Feb. 21 at the VisTaTech Center - Schoolcraft College in Livonia.
  • The Community Access Resources Education and Safety (C.A.R.E.S.) Task Force, made up of a bipartisan group of Michigan representatives, released its final report Jan. 17.

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Sam WatsonMHA in the News

Read recent articles about the MHA, including statewide coverage of the MHA’s new hospital transparency website,

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  • MHA Monday Report Jan. 22, 2018

Tags: MHA Keystone Center, Patient Safety and Quality, HIIN, webinar, OPPS, readmissions, mental health, Healthy Michigan, safe table, RCA2, transparency, GLPP, governance, MSA, proposed policy, events, Breakthrough, MI Marketplace, ASC, VerifyMICare

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