MHA Monday Report July 9, 2018

Posted on July 09, 2018

MHA Board of Trustees Conducts Final Meeting of Program Year

In conjunction with the MHA Annual Meeting, the Board of Trustees conducted its final meeting of the program year June 27. Much of the meeting was dedicated to public policy matters, including the board’s discussion … Read more

Hospital Association Elects 2018 Officers and Board Members

Members of the Michigan Health & Hospital Association (MHA) elected new officers and appointed board members during the association’s Annual Membership Meeting June 28. Officers of the 2018 MHA Board of Trustees include Gregory R. Lane … Read more

Brian Peters, CEO, MHA and Richard Breon, president and CEO, Spectrum Health, Grand RapidsMichigan Health & Hospital Association Recognizes Healthcare Champions

The Michigan Health & Hospital Association (MHA) June 28 honored four individuals who have greatly influenced healthcare across the state. Receiving the association’s highest achievement award, the 2018 Meritorious Service Award, were Richard Breon, president … Read more

Final Medicaid Policy Expected to Positively Impact 340B Hospitals

The Medical Services Administration (MSA) recently released a final policy that updates the Medicaid fee-for-service (FFS) final settlement process for hospital cost reports for fiscal years ending on and after Oct. 1, 2015 … Read more

Helen Johnson, chief nursing officer, Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital was honored with the 2018 Healthcare Leadership Award.Hospital Leaders in Flint and Ludington Honored for Dedication to Communities

Two Michigan healthcare leaders were honored with the 2018 MHA Healthcare Leadership Award, presented by the Michigan Health & Hospital Association (MHA) during the MHA Annual Membership Meeting on Mackinac Island. Each year, the MHA … Read more

Advancing Safe Care Award WinnerHospital Honored for Efforts in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

The neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) antibiotic stewardship team at Bronson Children’s Hospital, Kalamazoo, was honored with the 2018 MHA Advancing Safe Care Award during the Michigan Health & Hospital Association (MHA) Annual Membership Meeting … Read more

CMS Releases 2019 Medicare Home Health Proposed Rule

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released a proposed rule to update the Medicare fee-for-service home health (HH) prospective payment system (PPS) for calendar year 2019. Highlights of the proposed rule include … Read more

2018 Ludwig Award WinnersHospitals Honored for Community Wellness Efforts

The Michigan Health & Hospital Association (MHA) presented its 2018 Ludwig Community Benefit Award to three of its member hospitals’ programs during the MHA Annual Membership Meeting. The honorees include programs led by Beaumont Health … Read more

Submission Deadline Extended for Bundled Payment Model Agreement

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently extended the deadline to Aug. 8 for hospitals to submit signed participation agreements and select clinical episodes for the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Advanced (BPCIA) model … Read more

Recording and Materials Available from June 27 Wage Index Webinar

The MHA recently hosted an educational webinar to assist hospital staff in reviewing data used to develop the Medicare wage index and occupational mix adjustment. A recording and PowerPoint slides from the webinar are available … Read more

The Keckley Report

Paul KeckleyThe Core Beliefs Held by Each Sector are Likely to be Tested

“Our modern system has evolved since World War II. On June 25, we celebrated the 80th anniversary of the Food and Drug Administration as drug discovery joined insurers, hospitals and medicine as the industry’s biggest sectors. Along the way, medical device manufacturing and self-insured employers emerged as important sectors joining their ranks. These six sectors are the backbone of the U.S. system.”

Paul Keckley, July 2, 2018

News to Know

Upcoming events and important healthcare news for the week of July 9:

  • The Great Lakes Partnership for Patients Hospital Improvement Innovation Network High Reliability Organization monthly webinar How the Joint Commission’s Revised Pain Standards Can Help Address the Opioid Epidemic will take place from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday.
  • Applications are being accepted through Oct. 1 for the 2019 American Hospital Association (AHA) Quest for Quality Prize.

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  • MHA Monday Report July 9, 2018

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