MHA Monday Report May 6, 2019

Posted on May 06, 2019

Public Hearing Set for Revised Licensure Rules for Hospitals, Other Health Facilities

The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs Bureau of Community and Health Systems has announced a public hearing for the new administrative rules for Licensing Health Facilities or Agencies will be held at 2 p.m. June 6 in Lansing. ...

Updates Proposed for Payment System for Long-term-care Hospitals

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released a proposed rule to update the Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) prospective payment system (PPS) for long-term-care hospitals (LTCHs) for fiscal year (FY) 2020. ... 

Proposed Rule Would Update Skilled Nursing Facilities Payments for FY 2020

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released a proposed rule to update the Medicare fee-for-service prospective payment system for skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) for fiscal year (FY) 2020. ...

Speak Up! AwardMunson Healthcare Otsego Memorial Hospital Nurse Recognized for Speaking Up

The MHA Keystone Center has presented the first quarter 2019 MHA Keystone Center Speak-up! Award to Dawn Willoughby, RN, of Munson Healthcare Otsego Memorial Hospital in Gaylord. ...

MHA Excellence in Governance Fellowship logoGovernance Competencies Focus of Fellowship

An effective board needs committed, skilled members who are unafraid to ask difficult questions of each other, the CEO and the leadership team. The board should not only focus on its fiduciary role, but also … 

Register Now Spring WorkshopMHA Keystone Center Spring Workshop Fast Approaching, Register Now

Members are encouraged to register now for the MHA Keystone Center Spring Workshop, a unique learning event that will take place May 30 at The Henry, Autograph Collection, Dearborn. ...

Webinar Examines Standards for National Healthcare Improvement Goals

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) standards are designed to help providers achieve national healthcare improvement goals for individuals and populations while reducing per capita costs. ...

Registration Open for Care Transitions - Key to Population Health Statewide SummitEarly Bird Registration Deadline Approaching for Care Transitions - Key to Population Health

May 17 is the last chance to take advantage of the early bird registration discount for the Care Transitions – Key to Population Health statewide summit. The early bird discount allows members to save $20 off the cost of registration for the event. ...

The Keckley Report

CMS’ New Primary Care Initiative: The Big Questions That Remain
Paul Keckley“Last week, CMS unveiled its new Primary Cares Initiative (PCI) program that aims to enlist participation by a fourth of providers and engage many of the 44 million Medicare beneficiaries who are not enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan. It immediately drew cautionary support from the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Family Physicians, Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee and a wait-and-see from the American Hospital Association and other groups. …

“But like so many policy changes in healthcare, the devil is in the detail. The potential impact of PCI to reduce Medicare spending and improve primary care physician take home pay is speculative.”

Paul Keckley, April 29, 2019

News to Know

Upcoming events and important healthcare news for the week of May 6:

  • The Great Lakes Partners for Patients Hospital Improvement Innovation Network Recruitment Webinar for the Agency for Healthcare Research Safety Program for Improving Surgical Care and Recovery will take place from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday.
  • The MHA Behavioral Health Integration Task Force will meet from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at MHA headquarters, Okemos.
  • The MHA Keystone Center Board of Directors will meet from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday at MHA headquarters, Okemos.
  • The MHA Health Foundation webinar CMS Hospital Restraint and Seclusion: Navigating the Most Problematic Standards and Proposed Changes will take place from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday.
  • The MHA Quality and Accountability Committee will meet from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Friday at MHA headquarters, Okemos.
  • The Michigan Health Policy Forum will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. May 20 at the Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center, East Lansing.


  • MHA Monday Report May 6, 2019

Tags: MHA Keystone Center, Patient Safety and Quality, Medicare, Speak-up! Award, CMS, LARA, health equity, simulations, governance, transitions of care, health facility licensure, Minimum Standards of Hospitals, social determinant of health, QAPI, Spring Workshop

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