MHA Monday Report April 30, 2018

Posted on April 30, 2018

Sen. Vincent Gregory (D-Lathrup Village) met with medical residents from St. John Hospital & Medical Center.Physician Residents Visit Lansing for Graduate Medical Education Day

On April 25, nearly 50 physician residents and hospital representatives met with more than 65 lawmakers to educate them about graduate medical education (GME) funding and the role physician residents play in delivering patient care … Read more

Michigan's opioid epidemicMDHHS Opioid Start Talking Form Now Available to Hospitals, Healthcare Providers

In response to legislation aimed at combatting the opioid epidemic, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has released a new document, the Opioid Start Talking Form. As required by Public Act (PA) 246 of 2017, the form … Read more

Webinar Will Review Medicare Inpatient Proposed Rule for FY 2019

On April 24, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the proposed rule to update the Medicare fee-for-service inpatient prospective payment system for fiscal year (FY) 2019. In the near future, the MHA will distribute hospital-specific impact analyses … Read more

Proposal Includes Changes for Long-term Acute-care Hospitals in FY 2019

On April 24, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the proposed rule to update the Medicare fee-for-service, long-term acute-care (LTCH) prospective payment system for fiscal year (FY) 2019. Highlights of the proposed rule include … Read more

Examine Workplace Safety Practices at Member Forum

According to the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration, nearly 2 million American workers report having been victims of workplace violence each year, and unfortunately, many more cases go unreported. The impact of violence or the requirement … Read more

MHA Draft Comments Available for Medicaid FFS 340B Drug Reporting

The Medical Services Administration (MSA) recently released a proposed policy establishing a final settlement adjustment process to standardize the reporting of hospital outpatient drug costs for Medicaid fee-for-service (FFS) settlement purposes … Read more

Career Center homepageMHA Seeking HR Input on Hospital Job Recruitment Survey

Locating, attracting and retaining excellent talent is often a difficult task for Michigan hospitals’ human resources and recruitment staffs. In addition, the recruitment and hiring challenges experienced by a hospital in one region of the state can differ … Read more

Learning Events Designed Specifically for Healthcare Organization Trustees

Excellence in Governance Fellowship logoThe MHA knows that hospitals and health systems rely on their governing boards for assistance in navigating the ever-changing landscape of healthcare. The association is currently offering two learning opportunities designed especially for members of these boards to help them effectively fill this role … Read more

Changes to CMS Infection Control Worksheets Reviewed in Webinar

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has proposed significant changes to the infection control standards compliance worksheets that the CMS and The Joint Commission use to score hospitals, including a new requirement for hospital antibiotic stewardship programs … Read more

The Keckley Report

Radical Incrementalism or System Re-design: Which Way Forward for U.S. Healthcare
Paul Keckley“The U.S. healthcare system is in purgatory. It’s caught between the tyranny of the present and the possibilities of its future. We do some things well, but intramural conflicts, financial incentives that often reward short-term results and a structure that’s flawed limit its potential. We all see it. They’re the sins for which we must atone.

“Here’s the reality: we’re at a crossroad. Our focus on the near term is distancing us further from reaching a future state that’s different and better.”

Paul Keckley, April 23, 2018

News to Know

Upcoming events and important healthcare news for the week of April 30:

  • The MHA Small or Rural Hospital Council will meet from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at MHA headquarters in Okemos.

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MHA in the News

Read recent coverage about the MHA, including a story from the Upper Peninsula Health Care Solutions’ annual Trustee Forum and articles about the MHA’s opposition to a proposal that would institute work requirements for Medicaid recipients in Michigan.

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  • MHA Monday Report April 30, 2018

Tags: Patient Safety and Quality, GME, workplace violence, small and rural, 340B Drug Pricing Program, CMS, LTCH, opioid, advocacy, governance, Medicaid Work Requirement, Start Talking Form, 2019 IPPS, Health Career Center

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