MHA Monday Report June 3, 2019

Posted on June 03, 2019

Governor Signs Bill Making Sweeping Changes to Auto No-fault Law

Michigan's Auto No-Fault systemGov. Gretchen Whitmer signed a bill making sweeping changes to Michigan’s auto no-fault insurance law May 30, during the Detroit Regional Chamber’s Mackinac Policy Conference. The action came after the Legislature held a rare Friday session …

Kenneth M. Gorney (left), physician assistant in psychiatry, Sparrow Health System, Lansing, and Thadd Gormas, executive director, Michigan Academy of Physician Assistants, Ann Arbor, discuss how physician assistants help support behavioral healthcare during a presentation before the MHA Legislative Policy Panel.Michigan Academy of Physician Assistants Addresses Legislative Policy Panel

On May 23, the MHA Legislative Policy Panel convened its last meeting of the program year and developed recommendations for the MHA Board of Trustees on legislative initiatives impacting Michigan hospitals. Panel members received ...

Provider Medicaid Enrollment in CHAMPS Required by Oct. 1 for Payment of Drug Claims

The Medical Services Administration (MSA) recently released a proposed policy to enforce the federal Medicaid enrollment requirement for providers who prescribe drugs to Medicaid beneficiaries. Effective Oct. 1, this proposal requires that all providers who …

Contract with Medicare Beneficiary Quality Improvement Organization Transitions June 8

Effective June 8, the organization that reviews complaints and quality of care issues for Michigan Medicare beneficiaries will change. There are two designated Beneficiary and Family Centered Care - Quality Improvement Organizations (BFCC-QIOs) that manage …

MHA Hosting Annual Wage Index Webinar

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released the timetable for developing the fiscal year (FY) 2021 Medicare wage index. The MHA is hosting an educational webinar for hospitals at 10 a.m. June 19 with healthcare …

Materials Available from Inpatient Prospective Payment System Webinar

The MHA and DataGen conducted a webinar May 30 that provided an overview of the Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) proposed rule to update the inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS) for fiscal year (FY) 2020. In addition, the webinar reviewed …

Chris MitchellMHA, Mitchell Recognized for Lobbying Effectiveness

The MHA was recognized as one of the most effective associations in the state according to the latest Michigan Insider’s Survey released by MIRS May 29. MIRS is a Lansing-based report detailing news and activities for the legislative, judicial …

Trustee Insights Discusses Board’s Role in Creating Culture

The latest edition of Trustee Insights, the American Hospital Association’s (AHA’s) monthly digital resource, is now available. This edition includes articles about streamlining the credentialing and privileging process and how to strengthen both …

The Keckley Report

Hospitals or Insurers: Who Will Deliver Care?
Paul Keckley“Hospitals are tiptoeing into insurance and insurers are smart-stepping into delivery. Historically, their relationships have been testy: hospitals were the hub for community health activities and bore the bulk of risk for delivering state-of-art health services. Insurers served as negotiators on behalf of individuals, employers and government payers (Medicare Advantage, Medicaid managed care, et al.) seeking lower prices from hospitals. ...

“Vertical consolidation in both sectors is accelerating and the integration of delivery and financing is inevitable. Scale, scope, innovation and efficiency are strategic advantages in this environment and few regulatory impediments stand in the way. Thus, the lines between the two sectors will continue to blur.”

Paul Keckley, May 20, 2019

News to Know

Upcoming events and important healthcare news for the week of June 3:

  • An MHA Keystone Center Patient Safety Organization Safe Table will take place from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Tuesday at Schoolcraft College – VisTaTech Center, Livonia.
  • The MHA Council on Children’s Health will meet from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Friday at MHA headquarters, Okemos.


  • MHA Monday Report June 3, 2019

Tags: MHA Legislative Policy, Medicare, webinar, auto no-fault, safe table, AHA, advocacy, Chris Mitchell, governance, MHA Council on Children's Health, CHAMPS, FY 2020 IPPS, BFCC-QIO, trauma, first responders, CISM, PA 40 of 2016, SB 340, telepharmacy

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