MHA Monday Report Aug. 13, 2018

Posted on August 13, 2018

Schuette to face Whitmer for Governor; Three Incumbents Defeated in Primaries

Michigan capitolMichigan’s primary election was held Tuesday, Aug. 7, finalizing the November general election ballot. The 2018 midterm election is critical to Michigan hospitals given the number of open seats available due to ...

Tejal Gandhi, MDWorld-renowned Speakers Join Patient Safety & Quality Symposium

Patient safety healthcare leader and keynote speaker Tejal Gandhi, MD, headlines the list of speakers for the MHA Patient Safety & Quality Symposium, scheduled for Sept. 18 and 19 at Ann Arbor ... 

Medicare FY 2019 Payment Rule Finalized for Long-term-care Hospitals

On Aug. 2, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released the final rule to update the Medicare fee-for-service, long-term-care hospital (LTCH) prospective payment system (PPS) for fiscal year (FY) 2019. Highlights ... 

Don’t Miss Sept. 4 Deadline for Medicare Wage Index Data Changes

Hospitals are reminded of the Sept. 4 deadline for requesting changes to their wage and occupational mix survey data being used by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to develop the fiscal year (FY) 2020 ...

The Keckley Report

What’s the Future for Private Health Insurance?
Paul Keckley“Last Wednesday, the administration announced changes to the Affordable Care Act’s requirement that health insurance plans must cover pre-existing conditions. The new policy allows individuals to purchase short term plans they can keep for up to three years that cover less, have lifetime limits and allow insurers to deny coverage at any time due to a pre-existing condition they discover. This new rule goes into effect in 60 days ...

“Setting aside the politics of health reform that has divided Americans for and against the Affordable Care Act, the larger policy question is this: what role will private health insurance play in the future of our health system?”

Paul Keckley, Aug. 6, 2018

News to Know

Upcoming events and important healthcare news for the week of Aug. 13:

  • The Great Lakes Partners for Patients Hospital Improvement Innovation Network High Reliability Organization monthly webinar “Daily Annoyances or Unsafe Conditions? High Reliability on the Front Lines” will take place from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday.
  • F. Karl Neumann, 87, died July 9 at Munson Medical Center, Traverse City. Neumann was president and CEO of Sparrow Hospital, Lansing, for nearly 30 years, retiring in 1990.


  • MHA Monday Report Aug. 13, 2018

Tags: Symposium, GLPP HIIN, Medicare, webinar, workplace violence, occupational mix survey, LTCH, PPS, final rule, wage index, events, burnout, Election, Sparrow Hospital, safety culture, Election 2018

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