MHA Monday Report Nov. 12, 2018

Posted on November 12, 2018

MiVote MattersMHA Evaluating 2018 General Election Results

Midterm elections are finally over, but the MHA is just beginning to evaluate the impact of the results and how the new administration and legislators will affect healthcare in Michigan. The association is, however, certain that Election 2018 will bring …

Medicare Payment Rule Finalized for Outpatient and Ambulatory Services in 2019

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

Representatives of MHA-member hospitals met Oct. 30 to discuss how to become high reliability organizations.Members Show Commitment to Highly Reliable Care

Over the past three years, the MHA Keystone Center, in conjunction with the Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare, has provided support for its member hospitals to adopt principles of high reliability. High reliability is a journey for organizations to achieve …

The Keckley Report

The Biggest Loser in the Mid-term Election: The Public’s Understanding of Healthcare
Paul Keckley“When the dust settles Wednesday and mid-term results are in, healthcare is certain to be the wedge issue that helped elect or defeat the winners and losers. ...

“Healthcare was featured in 45% of all mid-term campaign ads—double ads about taxes, the economy, immigration and other issues. ...

“Regretfully, though healthcare was a prominent issue, the public is no wiser about where we are or what’s ahead. Thirty-second advertisements are no substitute for meaningful discussion. Gotcha soundbites are no substitute for reasonable debate and thoughtful analysis of health policy options.”

Paul Keckley, Nov. 5, 2018

News to Know

  • Kenneth Myers, former CEO of William Beaumont Hospital Corp. in Royal Oak, passed away Nov. 2 at age 86.
  • The Great Lakes Partners for Patients Hospital Innovation Improvement Network High Reliability Organization monthly webinar - Compassion Practices & Patient Satisfaction will take place from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday.
  • The MHA Health Foundation webinar Transitions in Care: A Key Role for Case Managers, Social Workers and Interdisciplinary Teams will take place from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday.
  • The MHA Keystone Center will host a webinar for members of the Great Lakes Partners for Patients Health Improvement Innovation Network (GLPP HIIN) from 9 to 10 a.m. Friday to explore the requirements for the 2019 Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan pay-for-performance program for peer groups 1-4.
  • The Michigan Domestic and Sexual Violence Prevention and Treatment Board, which includes an MHA representative, is offering a webinar series on the legal responsibilities of healthcare providers in handling sexual assault evidence kits.


  • MHA Monday Report Nov. 12, 2018

Tags: HIIN, GLPP HIIN, webinar, OPPS, 340B Drug Pricing Program, CMS, HRO, ASC, Blue Cross, Election 2018, transitions of care, patient satisfaction, MI Vote Matters, ballot proposals, pay-for-performance, sexual assault

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