MHA Monday Report April 29, 2019

Posted on April 29, 2019

Capitol buildingState Senate Subcommittee Approves Healthcare Budget

The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Community Health/Human Services reported its fiscal year (FY) 2020 budget proposal April 25. While there is still work to do before the budgets are finalized, the MHA has been ...

MHA Testifies on Bills Designed to Protect Healthcare Workers from On-the-job Assaults

Adam Carlson, director, government & political affairs, testifies in support of legislation that would increase penalties for assaulting healthcare workers.The MHA on April 23 provided testimony at a hearing before the House Judiciary Committee in support of legislation that would increase penalties for assaulting healthcare workers, in addition to reclassifying such crimes from misdemeanors to felonies. …

Changes Proposed for FY 2020 Inpatient Prospective Payment System

On April 23, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the proposed rule to update the Medicare fee-for-service inpatient prospective payment system for fiscal year (FY) 2020. In the coming weeks, the MHA will distribute hospital-specific …

Rule Proposes Changes to Inpatient Psychiatric Facility Payments in 2020

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released a proposed rule to update the Medicare fee-for-service prospective payment system (PPS) for inpatient psychiatric facilities (IPFs) for fiscal year (FY) 2020. Highlights of the proposed …

Annual Meeting iconsLearn and Network at MHA Annual Membership Meeting

The 2019 MHA Annual Membership Meeting will be June 26 through 28 at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island. In 2019, the MHA celebrates its 100th anniversary and there will be a special centennial celebration, sponsored by …

Health PAC Campaign 2019 in Full Swing; First Goal Achievers Announced

Health PAC logoThe 2019 MHA Health Political Action Committee (Health PAC) fundraising campaign among member hospitals began March 1, working toward the association’s statewide goal of raising $400,000. Health PAC funding is one of the most critical tools used …

Institute for Patient and Family Centered Care logoEvent to Focus on Patient- and Family-Centered Care

The MHA Keystone Center is committed to partnering with its member hospitals to advance person- and family-centered care. The MHA Keystone Center has long recognized that collaboration among providers, patients and families is vital to bridging gaps …

Pediatrics Addressed at MHA Keystone Center PSO Safe Table

All hospitals, regardless of size, location or affiliation have their own, unique struggles. Speaking to peers and other healthcare professionals can often help find ways to collaborate, improve or standardize processes, learn from each other and determine …

Stephen Passalacqua, senior vice president of client development, Care Logistics, provides a review of the company’s services.Care Logistics’ Innovative Approach Improves Patient Throughput, Quality and Experience

Care Logistics, based in Alpharetta, GA, joined the MHA Endorsed Business Partner program in July 2018. Through an innovative approach, Care Logistics combines the use of a care coordination model and purpose-built hospital logistic software to improve …

The Keckley Report

Private Equity is Re-shaping U.S. Healthcare
Paul Keckley“Private equity investment in U.S. healthcare plays a formidable role today and, in all likelihood, even more tomorrow. In most cases, these investors are successful in exploiting weaknesses and opportunities relentlessly while profiting their limited partners. In so doing, they are fundamentally reshaping U.S. healthcare. …

“In 2018, there were 715 private equity deals in healthcare for a combined value of $103.72 billion, up from 709 deals worth $88.87 billion, according to Forbes. Experts predict fewer deals that are bigger in 2019. Every sector in healthcare will be impacted.”

Paul Keckley, April 22, 2019

News to Know

Upcoming events and important healthcare news for the week of April 29:

  • Two identical informational webinars will provide information for hospitals considering enrollment in the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Safety Program for Improving Surgical Care and Recovery (ISCR).
  • The MHA Service Corporation Board of Directors meeting scheduled for Wednesday has been canceled.
  • The MHA Small or Rural Hospital Council will meet from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at MHA headquarters, Okemos. 
  • For a limited time, promotional items may still be purchased to commemorate National Hospital Week May 12-18, and posters with the official logo may be downloaded free of charge. 


  • MHA Monday Report April 29, 2019

Tags: budget, Health PAC, safe table, National Hospital Week, annual meeting, Endorsed Business Partner, violence against healthcare workers, MHA Service Corporation Board of Directors, MHA Small or Rural Hospital Council, IPF PPS, 2020 IPPS, IPFCC, Care Logistics

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