MHA Monday Report June 11, 2018

Posted on June 11, 2018

Michigan's Auto No-Fault SystemMichigan Senate Approves Auto No-fault Legislation

The Michigan Senate approved a two-bill legislative package June 7 to reform major components of Michigan’s auto no-fault insurance law … Read more

Medicaid Work Requirement Bill Headed to Governor’s Desk

Healthy Michigan Plan logoThe Michigan Legislature on June 7 fast-tracked the approval of a revised version of Senate Bill (SB) 897, which would require able-bodied individuals between 19 and 62 years of age to work an average of 80 hours per month to continue qualifying for healthcare coverage under Medicaid expansion … Read more

Legislature Completes Work on State Healthcare Budget

Capitol BuildingThe Legislature took one step closer to finalizing the state healthcare budget during a Joint House and Senate conference committee held June 7 to approve the conference report on Senate Bill (SB) 856, the fiscal year 2018-2019 budget for the Michigan DHHS … Read more

Bills Would Require Hospitals to Pay Balances Billed to Patients

On June 7, the Senate Insurance Committee reported out House Bills 5217-5219, the bill package to curtail the use of air ambulances, primarily rotary aircraft, for nonemergency patients … Read more

MSA Finalizes Updated Policy for Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule Services

The Medical Services Administration (MSA) recently released a final policy to update Medicaid fee-for-service payment rates for laboratory services, which are based on the clinical lab fee schedule (CLFS) … Read more

Deadline June 15 for Excellence in Governance Fellowship Applications

Excellence in Governance FellowshipIn Paul Keckley’s blog, he cites recent studies suggesting the biggest risk facing most healthcare organizations is inadequate attention to their ethical risks … Read more

National Safety Month to Focus on Falls, Preventable Harm

National Safety Month logoJune is National Safety Month. Sponsored by the National Safety Council, the annual event recognizes the importance of safety, raises awareness on preventable harm, and encourages people to spread the word about ways to reduce injuries … Read more

Help the MHA Maximize Communication Efforts

The MHA knows that good communication involves action from both sending and receiving parties, and the association wants to hear from its members and others who look to the MHA as the voice of healthcare in Michigan … Read more

The Keckley Report

Are Ethical Risks Taken Seriously by Boards of Healthcare Organizations?
Paul Keckley“Healthcare is a spotlight industry. We employ more than any other industry. We touch every household. We are a sixth of the economy and the CEOs of our publicly-traded companies are the highest paid of any industry. Thus, the ethical standards that guide the decisions made by our boards are subject to scrutiny and second guessing.”

Paul Keckley, June 4, 2018

News to Know

Upcoming events and important healthcare news for the week of June 11:

  • The Michigan Green Healthcare Committee will meet from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at MHA headquarters.
  • The Great Lakes Partnership for Patients Hospital Improvement Innovation Network High Reliability Organization monthly webinar will take place from 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday.
  • The MHA Keystone Center Patient Safety Organization (PSO) Safe Table: OB Adverse Events will take place from noon to 3 p.m. Tuesday at Grand Valley State University – L.V. Eberhard Center, Grand Rapids.
  • Applications for the 2019 Circle of Life Award will be accepted through Aug. 13.

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  • MHA Monday Report June 11, 2018

Tags: Healthy Michigan Plan, Excellence in Governance Fellowship, auto no-fault, safe table, advocacy, Green Healthcare, 2019 State Healthcare Budget, Medicaid Work Requirement, CLFS, National Safety Month, Awards, air ambulance, survey

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