MHA Monday Report March 26, 2018

Posted on March 26, 2018

Medicaid Work Requirement Bill Receives Senate Hearing

Michigan capitol buildingA bill instituting work requirements for Medicaid recipients in Michigan, including individuals enrolled in the Healthy Michigan Plan, was the subject of a testimony-only hearing before the Senate Committee on Michigan Competitiveness … Read more

Michigan House Health Policy Committee Chair Rep. Hank Vaupel (R-Handy Twp) addresses the MHA Legislative Policy Panel.House Health Policy Committee Chair Addresses Legislative Policy Panel

The MHA Legislative Policy Panel convened its third meeting of the program year March 15 and developed recommendations for the MHA Board of Trustees on legislative initiatives impacting Michigan hospitals … Read more

Nursing Licenses Valid for 60 days after Expiration Date

The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs is using a new, online licensing and regulatory database application for nursing. The new webpage for the Michigan Professional Licensing User System (MiPLUS) includes additional resources … Read more

Bona Fide Prescriber-Patient Relationship Bill Sent to Governor

Before the Michigan Legislature wrapped up for its spring recess, House Bill (HB) 5678 was sent to the governor’s desk for signature. The MHA-supported HB 5678 will delay by a full year the effective date for requiring that a bona fide prescriber-patient relationship exists before a Schedule II-V controlled substance can be prescribed ... Read more 

Honor a Healthcare Leader with Award Nomination

The MHA is accepting nominations for its 2018 Healthcare Leadership Award through April 20. This award honors trustees, executives, physicians, nurses and others who have been outstanding leaders in healthcare and within their communities … Read more

New Medicare ID Cards Coming Soon

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) of 2015 requires the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to remove Social Security numbers from Medicare cards as part of efforts to help reduce identify theft … Read more

Paula Levesque, System Vice President, Beaumont Health, speaks at the meeting.Members Share with Peers at MHA Keystone Center PSO Annual Meeting

The MHA Keystone Center held its Patient Safety Organization (PSO) Annual Meeting March 22 in Grand Rapids. The event drew more than 130 MHA Keystone Center PSO members, in-person and virtually, from 74 hospitals across Michigan and Indiana ... Read more

Regional Learning Session Focuses on Sepsis

The MHA Keystone Center held a Regional Learning Session (RLS) March 13 in Livonia. Nearly 90 MHA Keystone Center members participated in-person and virtually, from more than 20 hospitals across Michigan, Illinois and Wisconsin … Read more

The Keckley Report

Myth: Drug Prices Accurately Reflect Their Costs for Development
Paul Keckley“On just about every topic in healthcare, the nation’s divided. But on the issue of drug prices, there is almost universal agreement. They think prices are too high, drug manufacturers are to blame and the federal government needs to step in. This sentiment is widely felt and cuts across party lines, demographic cohorts and health status.” 

Paul Keckley, March 19, 2018

News to Know

Upcoming events and important healthcare news for the week of March 26:

  • The MHA Member Forum will take place from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday.
  • Nominations for the 2018 Advancing Safe Care Award will be accepted until the close of business March 30.

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  • MHA Monday Report March 26, 2018

Tags: MHA Keystone Center, sepsis, MHA Legislative Policy, PSO, Medicare, Healthcare Leadership Award, MBI, LARA, membership forum, Advancing Safe Care Award, opioids, Medicaid Work Requirement

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