MHA Monday Report July 23, 2018

Posted on July 23, 2018

Federal Appeals Court Rejects AHA Lawsuit Over Cuts to 340B Drug Program

On July 17, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia rejected the American Hospital Association’s (AHA’s) lawsuit in federal court challenging a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services policy to impose a $1.6 billion cut to the 340B …

Michigan's opioid epidemicRegistration Opens for MHA’s Opioid Law Update Webinar

The MHA Keystone Center will conduct a webinar regarding updates to the Michigan opioid laws from 10 to 11 a.m. July 27. The education session is free of charge for members, but registration is required …

Medicare Proposed Rule Released for 2019 Physician Fee Schedule

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released a proposed rule to update the Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) physician fee schedule (PFS) payment rates and policies for calendar year 2019. Highlights of the proposed …

The Keckley Report

The National Guideline Clearinghouse Shutdown: Cause for Concern or No Big Deal?
(NOTE: The day after the July 16 issue of The Keckley Report was published, the ECRI Institute announced its plans to continue to provide the National Guideline Clearinghouse to the healthcare community.)

Paul Keckley"Wednesday, the National Guideline Clearinghouse will go dark. On its website,, this announcement is stark:

"'TAKE NOTICE: This Web site, AHRQ’s National Guideline Clearinghouse, will not be available after July 16, 2018.' Federal funding through AHRQ will no longer be available to support the NGC as of that date. ...

"The shutdown of the National Guideline Clearinghouse (NGC) is part of a bigger story in healthcare. Intended to provide clinicians a current, valid and reliable reference for diagnosing and treating their patients, the reality is that the market for clinical guidelines is changing faster than NGC could address."

Paul Keckley, July 16, 2018

News to Know

Upcoming events and important healthcare news for the week of July 23:

  • The Michigan Public Health Institute (MPHI) and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Vital Records and Health Statistics, have partnered to provide training on the Michigan Electronic Death Registration System (EDRS), a web-based application used to register deaths …


  • MHA Monday Report July 23, 2018

Tags: webinar, 340B Drug Pricing Program, AHA, proposed rule, CMS, opioid, prescription drugs, physician fee schedule, EDRS, training

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