MHA Monday Report Jan. 14, 2019

Posted on January 14, 2019

Among those attending the Partnership for Michigan's Health reception were (left to right) Sen. John Bizon, MD (R-Battle Creek); Julie Novak, executive director, Michigan State Medical Society; and Brian Peters, CEO, MHA.State Legislative Session Begins, Healthcare Associations Host Opening Day Reception

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The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) and Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) have issued new and revised rules as part of the ongoing effort to fight Michigan’s opioid crisis. The MDHHS …

2019 MHA Ludwig Community Benefit AwardNominations Sought for MHA Ludwig Community Benefit Award

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BreakthroughBreakthrough Early Registration Discount Available

The MHA’s newest major membership meeting, Breakthrough, embraces innovative formats, welcomes a broad spectrum of leaders from the C-suite to the board table, and delivers unprecedented insight and knowledge. Those who register by Jan. 25 are eligible for a discounted …

Federal Court Rules Cuts to 340B Drug Discount Program Violate Law

On Dec. 27, a federal judge ruled in favor of the American Hospital Association (AHA) and hospital plaintiffs in the lawsuit that was refiled in federal district court in September 2018, which sought expedited relief from the Medicare fee-for-service …

Clinical Lab Reporting Requirements Updated for 2019

In the 2019 Medicare physician fee schedule (PFS) final rule, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) modified the definition of “applicable laboratories” to include hospital laboratories that bill Medicare for nonpatient laboratory services on …

Trustee Insights Newsletter Offers Governing Boards Valuable Resources

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The Keckley Report

The Public’s Opinion of U.S. Healthcare Should be Cause for Concern
Paul Keckley“That healthcare is a highly regulated, capital intense, labor intense, fragmented, hyper-competitive, expensive and complicated is widely known. That’s (sic) it’s a big and growing industry is understood. That its pace of change has been slow and navigable due to regulations and the public’s aversion to change is assumed.

As an investor, entrepreneur, independent director and student of this industry, it seems to me discounting the public’s opinion about healthcare poses a major risk. It’s easy to understand why we’re prone to discount the gravity of the public’s views: our business models are primarily Business to Business (B2B).”

Paul Keckley, Jan. 7, 2019

News to Know

Upcoming events and important healthcare news for the week of Jan. 14:

  • The Great Lakes Partners for Patients Hospital Improvement Innovation Network will host an interactive webinar to discuss sepsis safety from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday.
  • The Great Lakes Partners for Patients Hospital Improvement Innovation Network will host a webinar on safe patient handling and the bedside mobility assessment tool (BMAT) from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday.


  • MHA Monday Report Jan. 14, 2019

Tags: MHA Keystone Center, sepsis, Community Benefit, GLPP HIIN, Medicare, webinar, Ludwig Community Benefit Award, AHA, opioid, governance, Breakthrough, CLFS, legislative reception, 340B Drug Pricing Program, BMAT, 2019-2020 Legislative Session

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