Posted on April 23, 2018
Legislative Work on Medicaid Work Requirements, State Healthcare Budget Continues
The Michigan Senate approved Senate Bill (SB) 897 in a 26-11 vote held April 19. The legislation would institute work requirements for Medicaid recipients in Michigan, including individuals enrolled in the Healthy Michigan Plan ... Read more
Member Forum to Discuss Checklist, Requirements of New Opioid Laws
The MHA Keystone Center will host a member forum April 27 to discuss its recently developed Michigan Opioid Legislation Hospital Compliance Checklist. The checklist was created to help guide MHA-member hospitals ... Read more
Comments Due April 26 Regarding MSA Proposed Lab Payment Rate Updates
The MHA’s comments regarding the proposed policy from the Medical Services Administration (MSA) to update the Medicaid fee-for-service (FFS) payment rates for services paid based on the clinical laboratory fee schedule (CLFS) are available for hospitals to use as they prepare their own comments ... Read more
Nominations Now Accepted for MHA Committees, Councils and Task Forces
The MHA is accepting nominations to serve on its committees, councils and task forces as it assesses organizational needs for the upcoming program year. This system of membership input was implemented as a vehicle for MHA members ... Read more
MHA Launches Person and Family Engagement Advisory Council
As part of the MHA’s commitment to strengthening the collaboration among patients, families and clinicians to deliver the highest quality care in Michigan, the association has formally added under its umbrella a member council that will promote and ... Read more
Deadline for MHA Healthcare Leadership Award Extended
Each year, the MHA honors those who have demonstrated outstanding healthcare leadership within individual facilities and in their communities with its Healthcare Leadership Award. To allow more time to nominate an exceptional healthcare trustee, executive, physician ... Read more
New MiCare Champion Podcast Features Community Benefit Efforts
The latest episode of the MiCare Champion Cast, the MHA’s podcast on issues surrounding healthcare, features stories from Henry Ford Health System and Aspirus Ironwood Hospital to demonstrate the substantial role healthcare plays ... Read more
Webinar Tackles the Hospital Board’s Evolving Role in Quality Oversight
Hospital governing board members face a number of critical challenges that can make governance more difficult and more important for organizational success, with quality oversight being one of the most critical ... Read more
MHA Keystone Center Spring Workshop Offers Unique Member Experience
Great Lakes Partnership for Patients Hospital Improvement Innovation Network members from 34 hospitals across Michigan attended the MHA Keystone Center Spring Workshop: Preventing Harm Across the Board April 17 at The Henry, Dearborn ... Read more
Materials Available from Recent Skilled Nursing Facility Value-based Purchasing Webinar
The MHA recently distributed facility-specific impact reports for the Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) skilled nursing facility (SNF) value-based purchasing (VBP) program which begins Oct. 1, and materials are available to assist members following a recent webinar ... Read more
2018 Health PAC Campaign in Full Swing; First Goal Achievers Announced
The 2018 MHA Health Political Action Committee (Health PAC) fundraising campaign among member hospitals began Feb. 26, working toward the association’s statewide goal of raising $385,000. Health PAC funding is one of the most critical tools ... Read more
AHA Trustee Insights Offers Multiple Governance Resources
The 2018 spring issue of Trustee Insights, the American Hospital Association's (AHA) multimedia package for trustees and CEOs, is now available. The spring issue includes webinars on the increasing role of employers in driving healthcare value; board oversight of quality ... Read more
The Keckley Report
The Curious Disconnect Between Paying Taxes and Healthcare
“Tomorrow, a time-honored tradition in our country continues: it’s the deadline for paying 2017 income taxes. By tomorrow night, more than 145 million American households will file their federal taxes along with state and local taxes in 42 states. Most will not think about how their tax dollars are spent: they’ll simply file and move on.
“The fact that their taxes are the primary source of funding for the healthcare system is not readily understood. It’s a disconnect that’s problematic and it’s likely to get worse.”
Paul Keckley, April 16, 2018
News to Know
Upcoming events and important healthcare news for the week of April 23:
- The MHA Keystone Center PSO webinar “Peer Support in Healthcare” will take place from 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesday.
- The MHA Graduate Medical Education Advocacy Day will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday at the MHA Capitol Advocacy Center.
- The MHA Health Foundation webinar “Grievances and Complaints: Complying with CMS, The Joint Commission and DNV” will take place from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday.
- National Hospital Week is May 6-12. The MHA encourages members to plan their own celebrations for National Hospital Week and to participate in the American Hospital Association’s social media campaign.
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