MHA Monday Report Feb. 5, 2018

Posted on February 05, 2018

Accepting Applications for 2018-2019 MHA Excellence in Governance Fellowship

Excellence in Governance FellowshipApplications are currently being sought for the 2018-2019 MHA Excellence in Governance Fellowship, a rigorous and comprehensive program delivering the tools and knowledge for board members to be an exceptional asset to the organization ... Read more

CMS Offers Feb. 13 Informational Call on Opportunity to Settle Appeals

Effective Feb. 5, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will accept Expressions of Interest for a limited settlement agreement option for Medicare fee-for-service providers with fewer than 500 appeals pending as of Nov. 3, 2017, at the Office of Medicare Hearing and Appeals and the Medicare Appeals Council at the Departmental Appeals Board ... Read more

Michigan Healthcare HR ConferenceRegistration Open for 2018 Michigan Healthcare HR Conference

The Michigan Healthcare Human Resources Conference, scheduled for April 19 at the James B. Henry Center for Executive Development in Lansing, is a great opportunity to network and learn about the latest issues and trends facing human resources professionals ... Read more

Learn about Changes to Home Health Conditions of Participation

As of Jan. 13, home healthcare agencies are required to comply with the new Medicare and Medicaid Conditions of Participation. Because it has been more than 20 years since home health CoPs have been updated, it is important to understand the changes and revised compliance processes ... Read more

The Keckley Report

Are Community Hospitals Obsolete?
Paul Keckley“It hasn’t been easy street. The CEO’s plate was full with Affordable Care Act, False Claims Act, physician employment, cyber-security, meaningful use, shared savings programs, insurer negotiations, sequester cuts and mandatory reporting to Medicare dominating a busy agenda. But in markets where the population was growing, employers were supportive, insurers collaborative, physicians engaged and the public’s trust strong, hospitals were able to power through. Becoming obsolete was not a concern.

“But 2018 could be different.”

Paul Keckley, Jan. 29, 2018

News to Know

Upcoming events and important healthcare news for the week of Feb. 5:

  • The MHA Health Foundation Webinar “Observation: Coding, Billing and Financial Impacts” will take place from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Tuesday. 
  • Nominations for the 2018 second quarter MHA Keystone Center Speak-up! Award will be accepted through April 26.
  • The American Hospital Association, along with Baxter International Foundation and the Health Research & Educational Trust, is accepting applications through April 6 for the 2018 Foster G. McGaw Prize.
  • The Great Lakes Partners for Patients (GLPP) Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN) High Reliability Organization (HRO) Monthly Content Webinar “Safer Systems – The Role of Human Factors in Patient Safety” will take place from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13.

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  • MHA Monday Report Feb. 5, 2018

Tags: Patient Safety & Quality, Medicare, webinar, observation, Medicaid, home health agencies, Excellence in Governance Fellowship, Healthcare Human Resources Conference, settlement, McGaw Prize, CMS, FFS, governance, Speak Up! Award, events

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