MHA Monday Report Dec. 10, 2018

Posted on December 10, 2018

Christin Nohner and Kevin McFatridge of the Michigan State Medical Society address the MHA Legislative Policy Panel about an effort to update prior authorization procedures.MHA Legislative Policy Panel Meets During Active Lame-duck Session

The MHA Legislative Policy Panel convened its last meeting of the year Dec. 6 to discuss legislative activity during the lame-duck session in progress and preview how the 2018 election outcome will impact healthcare policy in …

Healthcare Leadership Academy brochure coverAcademy Teaches Evidence-based Practices from Healthcare and Business

Physicians, clinicians and others who wish to strengthen their leadership skills are encouraged to register for the Healthcare Leadership Academy: Business Strategy for a Changing Landscape. This practical training program is scheduled for Feb. 22 and 23 …

Materials Available from CHAMPS Webinar

The MHA hosted a webinar Dec. 5 with the Medical Services Administration (MSA) Hospital and Clinic Reimbursement Division to review the new facility settlement subsystem of the Community Health Automated Medicaid Processing System (CHAMPS), which …

Breakthrough Offers Ways to Feature Healthcare Services and Products

Breakthrough: Connect. Learn. Lead. Breakthrough, the MHA’s newest membership meeting, is an experience that inspires and mobilizes healthcare leaders to pursue real change. It also allows organizations and vendors to showcase products and services to help healthcare decision-makers make …

New Podcast Episode Covers Health Information Sharing

MiCare Champion Cast logoThe latest episode of the MiCare Champion Cast, the MHA’s podcast on issues surrounding healthcare, covers the impact that health information sharing has on patient care. Healthcare encompasses more than medicine, nurses, physicians and hospitals …

Medical Training Loan Repayment Programs Bring Providers to Underserved Areas

Application periods will be open soon for two programs to assist medical residents in repaying loans for their medical training. The programs provide the loan repayment assistance in return for the healthcare provider’s pledge to serve …

Medicare Advantage Enrollment Continues to Rise

Medicare Advantage (MA) enrollment in Michigan totaled approximately 814,000 in October, an increase of 4,000 beneficiaries since July. The October MA enrollment is spread across 34 MA plans that are currently operating in the state, with approximately …

The Keckley Report

Misinformation in Healthcare: It’s a Big Deal
Paul Keckley“Last week, named ‘misinformation’ its word of the year. The definition: ‘false information that is spread, regardless of whether there is intent to mislead.’ ... In 2016,’s word of the year was ‘post-truth.’ In 2017, it was ‘fake news.’

No industry is more susceptible to misinformation than healthcare. Whether intended to mislead or not, healthcare misinformation is never harmless. That’s why it needs attention, especially considering its prominence in our economy and politics. Misinformation about healthcare is systemic for four reasons.”

Paul Keckley, Dec. 3, 2018

News to Know

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

  • The Great Lakes Partners for Patients Hospital Innovation Improvement Network High Reliability Organization monthly webinar will take place from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday.
  • The MHA Michigan Green Healthcare Committee will meet from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at MHA headquarters in Okemos.
  • The MHA Health Foundation webinar Developing a Plan of Action for Substance Use Recovery will take place from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday.
  • Saturday, Dec. 15, is the deadline for open enrollment through Michigan’s health insurance marketplace, which was created under the Affordable Care Act.
  • Inpatient and outpatient prospective payment system (PPS) hospitals, inpatient psychiatric facilities and PPS-exempt cancer hospitals can preview their data for the February update to Hospital Compare through Dec. 30 at the QualityNet Secure Portal.
  • Michigan healthcare providers are advised to heighten monitoring and reporting cases of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM).


  • MHA Monday Report Dec. 10, 2018

Tags: MHA Legislative Policy, ACA, GLPP HIIN, webinar, Healthcare Leadership Academy, Medicare Advantage, CHAMPS, podcast, open enrollment, Breakthrough, Hospital Compare, MHA events, MiHIN, physician training, Michigan Green Healthcare Committee, acute flaccid myelitis

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