MHA Monday Report Aug. 5, 2019

Posted on August 05, 2019

Age-Friendly Health Systems Action CommunityMHA Keystone Center to Launch Initiative to Support Needs of Older Adults

The number of people in the world who are 60 years old and over is anticipated to grow by 56% between 2015 and 2030. Current Michigan census data shows more than 1.5 million of the state’s 7.7 million adults are over the age of 65. This population is …

Medicare Outpatient Prospective Payment System Proposed Rule Released

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released the proposed rule to update the Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) outpatient prospective payment system (OPPS) effective Jan. 1, 2020. Key highlights of the proposed rule include …

Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule Released for 2020

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released the proposed rule to update the Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) physician fee schedule (PFS), effective Jan. 1, 2020. Key highlights of the proposed rule include …

Medicare Administrative Contractors to Accept Appropriate Use Claims Modifiers Jan. 1

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services recently announced that Medicare Administrative Contractors should begin, effective Jan. 1, 2020, accepting the Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) modifiers related to Appropriate Use Criteria …

Developing the Mindset and Skillset to Improve Safety

Symposium logoClinical teams across the continuum of care, quality and safety professionals, healthcare executives and business leaders are invited to the 2019 MHA Safety & Quality Symposium Sept. 26 at the Detroit Marriott Troy. Attendees are welcome to …

MHA Workplace Safety CollaborativeSafe Patient Handling Workshop Part of Ongoing Collaborative

Healthcare professionals gathered in Livonia July 23 for the MHA Keystone Center Safe Patient Handling Workshop. Members learned how to mitigate harm associated with patient handling and about safe patient handling programs that some Michigan …

MiRuralCareMatters MSHS graphicMackinac Straits Health System featured in #MiRuralCareMatters Campaign

The MHA is featuring St. Ignace-based Mackinac Straits Health System’s Hooping for a Cure event in the latest story from Michigan’s rural hospitals for its statewide #MiRuralCareMatters campaign. The Hooping for a Cure event alleviates the financial burden …

CEO Report Brian PetersCEO Report: Healthy Children for a Healthy Future

MHA CEO Brian Peters describes the new and energetic ways the MHA is focusing on children’s health to protect the state's youth and, thereby, safeguard Michigan’s future.

Recent Tax Law Procedure Changes Affecting Health Care Providers

Kitch Attorneys & Counselors Several important tax law procedural changes to protect taxpayers from identity theft and simplify tax filing were recently adopted. Many of these modifications are very relevant to health care providers. On July 1, 2019, President …

The Keckley Report

Paul KeckleyThe Four Issues Democratic Presidential Candidates Should Address in Their Healthcare Policies
“The 20 Democrats seeking the Presidency will talk about healthcare as a right, not a privilege. They’ll blast insurers and drug company profits and rail against healthcare affordability. And each will promise to make the system more equitable, accessible and affordable. But they’re unlikely to provide insights on four issues that loom large in healthcare circles these days.”

Paul Keckley, July 29, 2019

News to Know

Upcoming events and important healthcare news for the week of Aug. 5:

  • The Great Lakes Partners for Patients Hospital Improvement Innovation Network Health Equity Organizational Assessment Summary Report Informational Webinar will take place from 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday.
  • A provision that prohibits disposing pharmaceuticals down the drain takes effect nationally Aug. 21.


  • MHA Monday Report Aug. 5, 2019

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