MHA Monday Report April 1, 2019

Posted on April 01, 2019

Stabenow Bill Would Preserve Rural Access to Therapy Services

U.S. Sens. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and John Thune (R-SD) reintroduced on March 27 the Rural Hospital Regulatory Relief Act, federal legislation that would permanently prohibit the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) from enforcing …

Fireworks over Grand HotelHighly Anticipated Registration Opens for MHA Annual Membership Meeting

The time has arrived to register for the 2019 MHA Annual Membership Meeting! This year’s meeting will feature an outstanding lineup of healthcare experts, including Robert Wachter, MD, professor and chair of the Department of Medicine at the …

CMS to Accept 2020 BPCI Advanced Applications in April

In April, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will begin accepting applications to participate in the second cohort of the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Advanced (BPCIA) model, which will begin Jan. 1, 2020. The first …

Explore Hands-on Training Methods at 2019 MHA Keystone Center Spring Workshop

Register now for the MHA Keystone Center Spring WorkshopEvidence reveals that hands-on learning yields greater retention, engagement and understanding of material. In view of that evidence, the 2019 MHA Keystone Center Spring Workshop will focus on the hands-on training methods of simulation and …

2018 Healthcare Leadership Award winnersDeadline Nears for 2019 MHA Healthcare Leadership Award Nominations

The deadline is approaching to nominate those who have demonstrated outstanding healthcare leadership within individual facilities and in their communities to receive the MHA Healthcare Leadership Award. Inaugurated in 1983, the award was presented in 2018 to …

Learn How to Respond to Requests for Animals in the Hospital

Whether it comes from an employee or a member of the public, a request to bring an animal into a hospital often catches people off guard and leaves them unsure of how to respond. The MHA Health Foundation webinar The Legal Landscape …

The Keckley Report

Healthcare Clinical Information Technology: Money Pit or Bridge to the Future? Paul Keckley“In healthcare delivery circles, no topic sparks more head scratching and second guessing than health information technology (HIT). Among managers in these settings, opinions range from many who think it the key to their long-term sustainability to those who think it’s a money pit long on promise and short on practical value. The contrast of these views, and how regulators, elected officials and key stakeholders respond, is an existential threat to its future.”

Paul Keckley, March 25, 2019

News to Know

Upcoming events and important healthcare news for the week of April 1:

  • Resources are available to help Michigan residents and healthcare providers respond to the multicounty measles outbreak that is continuing to spread in the state.  
  • The GLPP HIIN Mapping Medicare Disparities Tool Webinar that was scheduled for Thursday has been canceled.


  • MHA Monday Report April 1, 2019

Tags: MHA Keystone Center, webinar, vaccination, Healthcare Leadership Award, Keystone Center Spring Workshop, health foundation, MHA Annual Meeting, Bundled Payment for Care Initiative Advanced, Rural Hospital Regulatory Relief Act, measles, rural hospitals

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