Posted on May 07, 2018
Testimony Taken on Medicaid Work Requirement Bill
The Michigan House Appropriations Committee began work on Senate Bill (SB) 897 during a regularly scheduled meeting May 2, where committee members heard testimony on the bill. As the MHA previously reported, the legislation … Read more
Webinar to Address Burnout in Healthcare
Burnout among healthcare professionals is becoming increasingly common. High stress, minimal staff and large patient volume are often to blame for physical and emotional exhaustion and decreased interest in work. Additionally, the prevalence of burnout … Read more
2018 Michigan Healthcare HR Conference Deemed a Success
On April 19, nearly 150 human resources professionals from hospitals and other healthcare organizations gathered in Lansing for the 2018 Michigan Healthcare Human Resources Conference hosted by the MHA Unemployment Compensation Program and the Michigan Healthcare Human Resources Association … Read more
There’s Still Time to Register for May 23 Data Science Conference
The MHA is bringing the world’s largest data science conference to mid-Michigan and there’s still time to register to hear from female leaders in healthcare data science about advancing healthcare data science to improve overall delivery of patient care … Read more
Michigan Medicare Beneficiaries to Receive New Cards after June 2018
Because the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is required to remove Social Security Numbers (SSNs) from all Medicare cards to deter identity theft, it is replacing the SSN-based Health Insurance Claim Number (HICN) with … Read more
Memorial Service Scheduled for Healthcare Champion Edward B. McRee
Longtime hospital CEO and Eaton Rapids resident Edward B. McRee died April 25 at the age of 86. Visitation with the family will be held at the Mills Funeral Home, Eaton Rapids, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. June 15 … Read more
Medicare Advantage Enrollment Drops Slightly
Medicare Advantage (MA) enrollment in Michigan totaled approximately 806,000 in April, a decrease of 6,000 beneficiaries since January. The April MA enrollment is spread across 34 MA plans that are currently operating in the state, with … Read more
The Keckley Report
Hospital Price Transparency: Does It Matter?
“Under this proposed regulation, … a hospital could comply by posting its chargemaster or its equivalent. The new twist is this: in the proposed rule, hospital charge data must be accessible via the Internet—a change intended to ‘empower patients through better access to hospital price information.’ …
“Acknowledging that posting a hospital charge master (sic) is only a piece of the transparency puzzle, industry leaders felt CMS’ effort directionally a positive step. …
“But will it matter?”
Paul Keckley, April 30, 2018
News to Know
Upcoming events and important healthcare news for the week of May 7:
- MHA members are encouraged to participate in a hepatitis A update for clinicians via webinar from noon to 1 p.m. Monday.
- The Great Lakes Partners for Patients Hospital Improvement Innovation Network High Reliability Organization Monthly Webinar “The Power of Collaboration to Improve Safety in Healthcare” will take place from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday.
- The MHA Health Foundation webinar "The Board’s Evolving Role in Quality Oversight" will take place from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday.
- The Michigan Community Energy Partnership is inviting municipalities, school districts and hospital systems to submit applications by May 18 for free energy management consulting services.
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