MHA Monday Report July 30, 2018

Posted on July 30, 2018

National Healthcare Experts Slated to Speak at Safety Symposium

Symposium logoClinical teams across the continuum of care, quality and safety professionals, healthcare executives and business leaders are invited to the 2018 MHA Patient Safety & Quality Symposium, scheduled for Sept. 18 and 19 at ...

Medicare Payment Rule Proposed for Outpatient and Ambulatory Services in 2019

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released the proposed rule to update the Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) outpatient prospective payment system (OPPS) and ambulatory surgical center (ASC) payment systems effective Jan. 1, 2019 ... 

Healthcare Trustee Orientation Scheduled; Additional Resources Available

To inform healthcare board members about ways providers and the MHA are collaborating, embracing transparency, and meeting patients and communities where they are in their health journey, the MHA will conduct a trustee orientation from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 26 ... 

Webinar Scheduled on Website Accessibility and 508 Compliance for Hospital Communicators

The MHA will host a webinar geared toward hospital communicators and web content managers on ensuring websites and other online content are accessible for people with disabilities and compliant with Section 508 standards ... 

The 2017-2018 class of the MHA Excellence in Governance Fellowship during its final session at the MHA Annual Membership Meeting.MHA Excellence in Governance Fellows Graduate

Members of the 2017-2018 class of the MHA Excellence in Governance Fellowship completed their work and participated in a graduation ceremony during the recent MHA Annual Membership Meeting ...

September MHA Webinar to Explore “Incident-to” Compliance

Hospitals and providers interpret “incident-to” in completely different ways. For physicians and practitioners, the phrase refers to “incident-to billing,” which is physician coding and billing for subordinate staff services. For hospitals, the phrase “incident-to” refers to ... 

The Keckley Report

Access to Capital for Hospitals: The Realities, the Consequences
Paul Keckley“The reality is this: the hospital business is capital intense. Every hospital, whether investor-owned, private or public, stand-alone or multi-hospital (sic) system affiliated, is dependent on capital to maintain technologies, facilities and clinical innovations Americans expect. All try to operate where their operating revenues cover their costs. All borrow when debt is needed for investments in their businesses and interest costs are manageable. All need capital to survive.”

Paul Keckley, July 23, 2018

News to Know

Upcoming events and important healthcare news for the week of July 30:

  • Applications for the Circle of Life Awards are due Aug. 13. The awards honor innovative palliative and end-of-life care in hospices, hospitals, healthcare systems, long-term-care facilities, and other direct care providers.
  • Applications for the Rural Hospital Leadership Award are due Aug. 31.


  • MHA Monday Report July 30, 2018

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