MHA Monday Report June 25, 2018
Posted on June 25, 2018
U.S. House Passes Legislation to Combat Opioid Addiction Epidemic
On June 22, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 6, an omnibus package of legislation to address the opioid drug addiction crisis. The House Energy and Commerce Committee published a summary of the package at its website dedicated to the opioid issue … Read more
Registration Open for MHA Patient Safety & Quality Symposium
Great leaders are visionary, inspirational and intuitively know what their organizations need. But there is always room to improve, and the MHA Patient Safety & Quality Symposium is designed to harness the wisdom that clinical and healthcare leaders need to reflect, learn and do better … Read more
MAPS Prescriber Registration Verification Available
The MHA has been working with the state of Michigan, at the request of member hospitals, to develop a way to verify whether physicians have registered with the Michigan Automated Prescription System (MAPS) … Read more
MHA Comments on Medicaid Proposal to Cover LARCs in Inpatient Setting
The MHA recently submitted comments to the Medical Services Administration (MSA) in support of its proposed policy that would provide a separate Medicaid payment for long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) devices when they are provided in the inpatient hospital setting … Read more
MHA Keystone Center Continues Focus on Root Cause Analysis
The MHA Keystone Center Patient Safety Organization (PSO) has focused heavily this year on collecting root cause analyses (RCAs), incident reports and near misses from all MHA Keystone Center PSO member organizations … Read more
Help Offered to Comply with Notice of Medicare Non-Coverage Delivery
Healthcare providers are required by law to use a Notice of Medicare Non-Coverage (NOMNC) form to notify Medicare and/or Medicare Advantage enrollees that the skilled services they are receiving will be ending … Read more
The Keckley Report
Theranos: The Lessons to Be Learned
“Theranos was touted as a high-flying disruptor in the $75 billion U.S. blood testing market dominated by incumbents like Abbott, Quest Diagnostics, LabCorp, Roche, Thermo-Fisher, Becton Dickinson and other big names. It’s secret sauce: a blood draw device capable of diagnosing nearly 200 diseases from a small amount of blood …
“The recognition Theranos gets today is quite different. It is a case study in business failure. It has laid off its 800 employees, announced plans to liquidate and suspend its operations, agreed to pay damages to CMS, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and others, and faces a litany of civil and criminal lawsuits alleging fraud. And, along the way, it burned through $600 million provided by its investors ...”
Paul Keckley, June 18, 2018
News to Know
Upcoming events and important healthcare news for the week of June 25:
- The 2018 MHA Annual Membership meeting will take place Wednesday through Friday at the Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island.
- The MHA Wage Index Webinar will take place from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday.
- Gov. Rick Snyder signed the budget omnibus and Medicaid work requirement bills.
- Monday, July 9, is the last day to register to vote in the Aug. 7 primary election.
- The MHA Monday Report will not be published July 2 in honor of Independence Day.
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