MHA Monday Report Sept. 17, 2018

Posted on September 17, 2018

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Medicare Inpatient Prospective Payment System Webinar Materials Posted

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The Keckley Report

Does a Hospital’s Ownership Matter?
Paul Keckley“Consolidation among hospitals is a recurring theme in healthcare. Two in three hospitals is now part of a multi-hospital system. A study by PwC's Health Research Institute estimates that 93% of most metropolitan hospital markets will be highly concentrated by 2019 (Herfindahl-Hirschman Index above 2500). ...

“Therefore, Mission’s decision to become part of a larger organization is not surprising to industry watchers. What caught many off-guard, however, including many in the community, is the Board’s decision to sell to an investor-owned hospital management company.”

Paul Keckley, Sept. 11, 2018


News to Know

Upcoming events and important healthcare news for the week of Sept. 17:

  • The 2018 MHA Patient Safety & Quality Symposium will take place Tuesday and Wednesday at the Ann Arbor Marriott Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest.
     
  • As of Sept. 5, the hepatitis A outbreak that began in Michigan Aug. 1, 2016, has claimed 28 lives, hospitalized 713 residents, and sickened 173 more. To continue working to end the outbreak, the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services will host a clinician webinar from noon to 1 p.m. EDT Sept. 26.
     
  • The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services hosts a series of immunization conferences each fall. In 2018, the immunization conferences will be held during October and November at eight separate locations.
     
  • The Michigan Health Policy Forum will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 29 using the theme Searching for Sustainable Funding to Prevent Future Health Care Costs.

 


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