MHA Monday Report Oct. 28, 2019

Posted on October 28, 2019

Healthcare Bills Discussed in House Committees

Michigan Capitol BuildingThe Michigan Legislature once again took up multiple bills that impacted hospitals over the week of Oct. 21. Among those addressed in committee were efforts to create a Michigan telepharmacy statute, ban the practice of nonconsensual pelvic exams …

Judge Closes Case on Site-neutral Medicare Payment

U.S. District Court Judge Rosemary Collyer ordered the Trump administration Oct. 21 to reverse Medicare payment cuts that were implemented Jan. 1, 2019, for clinic visits provided at off-campus hospital outpatient departments, regardless of whether …

MHA Human Resource ConferenceMichigan Healthcare Human Resources Conference Set for March 26

The MHA Unemployment Compensation Program and the Michigan Healthcare Human Resources Association are again partnering to present the Michigan Healthcare Human Resources Conference in 2020. This conference provides a great opportunity for all Michigan healthcare

Healthcare professionals from across the state listen attentively during the implementation influencer bootcamp. Inaugural Implementation Science Influencer Certification Course Deemed Successful

The MHA Keystone Center, in partnership with Vlasic & Roth, hosted 42 professionals from across Michigan Oct. 15 for the inaugural Implementation Science Influencer certification course. Attendees included infection control, sepsis and quality coordinators; chief quality … 

The Keckley Report

Is Physician Judgement for Sale?
Paul Keckley“The majority of physicians are benefactors of meals or other goodies offered to them by drug or device manufacturers.

“That’s the key takeaway from ProPublica’s analysis of 56 million payments made by drug and device makers to physicians between 2014 and 2018 released last week.”

Paul Keckley, Oct. 21, 2019

News to Know

Upcoming events and important healthcare news for the week of Oct. 28:

  • The 2019 MHA Communications Retreat will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Henry Center for Executive Development, Lansing.
  • The Hospital Affiliated Legislative Officers will meet from 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesday at the MHA Capitol Advocacy Center, Lansing.
  • The Great Lakes Partners for Patients Hospital Improvement Innovation Network Caring for the Critically Ill Patient Simulations – Train the Trainer event will take place Wednesday at Schoolcraft College Biomedical Technology Center, Livonia.
  • The MHA Associate Member/Nonmember Forum will take place from 9:30 a.m. to noon Friday at MHA headquarters, Okemos.

Laura AppelMHA in the News

Read recent coverage about the MHA, including an article from the Detroit Free Press on challenges in rural Michigan and an article from Crain’s Detroit Business on surprise billing.


  • MHA Monday Report Oct. 28, 2019

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