MHA Monday Report Jan. 22, 2018
Posted on January 22, 2018
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
A new website — VerifyMICare.org — 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
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
The 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
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
Core 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
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.
Read recent articles about the MHA, including statewide coverage of the MHA’s new hospital transparency website, VerifyMICare.org.
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