Posted on April 16, 2018
MHA Board of Trustees Meets, Provides Input on Legislation
At its April 11 meeting, the MHA Board of Trustees addressed several policy and operational matters. Jean Meyer, president and CEO, St. John Providence, Warren, and chair of the MHA Legislative Policy Panel, provided a report on the panel’s activities during the 2017-2018 program year … Read more
New Report Reveals Positive Impact of Michigan Hospitals on State’s Communities, Economy
Michigan hospitals collectively invested more than $3 billion in total community benefits according to a new report released by the MHA. Based on fiscal year (FY) 2016 data, which is the most recent available, the 2018 MHA Community Benefit Report … Read more
Final Settlement Adjustment Process Proposed for 340B Drug Costs
The Medical Services Administration (MSA) recently released a proposed policy to establish a cost report final settlement process that would ensure hospitals uniformly report outpatient drug costs … Read more
Rollout of New Medicare Cards Has Begun
Hospitals and other providers have likely begun seeing Medicare enrollees present new Medicare identification cards this month. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) began mailing the new cards to Medicare beneficiaries April 1 … Read more
Update to Medicaid Payment Rates for Clinical Lab Fee Schedule Services Proposed
The Medical Services Administration (MSA) recently released a proposed policy to update Medicaid payment rates for services paid under the clinical laboratory fee schedule (CLFS), effective July 1 … Read more
The Keckley Report
World Health Day: Did You Miss It?
“Saturday was World Health Day. It’s been celebrated every year on April 7 since 1948, under the sponsorship of the World Health Organization (WHO). …
“It got scant attention from our major TV networks and newspapers this weekend. Maybe it’s because producers and editors think the WHO is focused exclusively on healthcare in third world countries. Maybe it’s because we think the U.S. system doesn’t have the same access issues that undeveloped health systems face. Maybe the media gatekeepers decided healthcare is simply too complicated or no one’s interested. That’s regrettable.”
Paul Keckley, April 9, 2018
News to Know
Upcoming events and important healthcare news for the week of April 16:
- The MHA Keystone Center Spring 2018 Workshop: Preventing Harm Across the Board will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday at The Henry, Autograph Collection in Dearborn.
- The MHA Health Foundation webinar “CMS Proposed Changes to Discharge Planning Standards and IMPACT Act” will take place from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday.
- The Great Lakes Partners for Patients Hospital Innovation Improvement Network webinar “Reducing Hospital Readmissions-Part 4” will take place from 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday.
- The 2018 Michigan Healthcare Human Resources Conference will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday at the James B. Henry Center for Executive Development in Lansing.
- Nominations for the 2018 MHA Healthcare Leadership Award are due by the close of business Friday.
- As the deadly outbreak of hepatitis A in Michigan continues, it is critical that hospitals and healthcare providers screen for risk factors and immunize patients accordingly.
- MHA Keystone Center Patient Safety Organization (PSO) members may submit nominations through April 26 for the 2018 second quarter MHA Keystone Center Speak-up! Award.
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