MHA Monday Report Sept. 10, 2018

Posted on September 10, 2018

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MI Vote MattersThe upcoming general election will set the stage for critical healthcare policy decisions for Michigan and the nation in the years ahead. In November, Michigan voters will elect a new governor, attorney general and secretary of state, as well as cast votes for all 148 seats in the Legislature and decide ...

Registration Deadline Imminent for MHA Patient Safety & Quality Symposium

Symposium: Engagement. Quality. Care.The registration deadline is Sept. 11 for the 2018 MHA Patient Safety & Quality Symposium scheduled for Sept. 18 and 19 at the Ann Arbor Marriott Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest. A preliminary list of registrants is provided on the mobile meeting app to help attendees plan to connect with colleagues ...

Recertification Period for 340B Participation Ends Sept. 12

The recertification period for the 340B drug pricing program is Aug. 15 through Sept. 12, 2018. All hospitals, including critical access hospitals, must recertify annually in the 340B Office of Pharmacy Affairs Information System (OPAIS) to continue participating in the 340B ...

Webinar Materials Available on Group Appeal for Medicare Payment Recovery

On Sept. 6, the MHA hosted a webinar with the Honigman law firm to review a Medicare group appeal opportunity available to hospitals regarding the Medicare standardized payment amount. A recording and materials ... 

Inpatient Medicaid Payment for LARC Devices Set in Final Policy

The Medical Services Administration (MSA) recently released a final policy to establish Medicaid payment for long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) implants and intrauterine devices provided in the inpatient ... 

Submit Registrations Now for Trustee Orientation

Healthcare governing board members should register soon for the MHA trustee orientation that will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 26 at MHA headquarters in Okemos. The orientation will outline ways providers and the MHA are collaborating and review the challenges ... 

Michigan Green Healthcare CommitteeDiscounted Rate Expiring for Michigan’s Top Sustainability Conference

The registration fee for the 2018 MHA Michigan Green Healthcare Conference will increase after Sept. 6, so take the opportunity to register now. A tour of Mercy Health Saint Mary’s environmentally sustainable campus in Grand Rapids is offered Oct. 9, and the Oct. 10 full-day ...

Learn to Create a Highly Reliable Patient Experience

A new educational opportunity from the MHA Health Foundation will explore ways to create a positive experience between a patient and the healthcare provider. The webinar Perspective is Everything: Three Strategies to Create a Highly Reliable Patient Experience will ... 

The Keckley Report

The Healthcare Workforce at its Tipping Point
Paul Keckley“As of 2018, for the first time in our nation’s history, the healthcare industry is our nation’s biggest employer. In 2000, there were 7 million more workers in manufacturing than in healthcare; in 2009, there were 2.4 million more workers in retail than healthcare. In 2017, healthcare surpassed both.

“Today, 21 million (13%) of the 160 million in our civilian workforce are employed in healthcare. ...

“It’s a complex workforce. Median annual wages across the industry are almost twice those in all other industries. Demand for talent is soaring. But for the rank and file, most are unhappy and worried.”

Paul Keckley, Sept. 3, 2018

News to Know

Upcoming events and important healthcare news for the week of Sept. 10:

  • The Great Lakes Partners for Patients Hospital Improvement Innovation Network High Reliability Organization monthly webinar — Patient and Family Advisory Councils will take place from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday.
  • The MHA Health Foundation webinar Physician Supervision & Incident-to Compliance will take place from 10:30 a.m. to noon Tuesday.
  • Tune in to Michigan’s Big Show hosted by Michael Patrick Shiels on Wednesday to hear from MHA CEO Brian Peters and other healthcare leaders about efforts to fight the opioid epidemic in Michigan.
  • From 10 to 10:30 a.m. Sept. 12, MHA members are invited to join an online interactive demonstration of MHA Endorsed Business Partner FocusOne Solutions' services and participate in a question-and-answer session.
  • The MHA Cybersecurity Member Forum will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday at Davenport University, Lettinga Campus, in Grand Rapids.
  • Project leaders are currently being solicited for the 2018 Michigan Harvest Gathering.


  • MHA Monday Report Sept. 10, 2018

Tags: Symposium, Michigan Harvest Gathering, HIIN, Medicare, Michigan Green Healthcare Conference, webinar, Brian Peters, GLPP, opioid, governance, Trustee Orientation, Obstetrics, IPPS, 340B, incident-to, cybersecurity, member forum, Election 2018, FocusOne, highly reliable

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