MHA Monday Report Nov. 11, 2019
Posted on November 11, 2019
It is with great sadness that the MHA family announces the passing of Spencer Johnson, who was our association’s president and leader for three decades. Spencer retired in 2015 after 30 years at the helm of the MHA and is a dear colleague and friend to so many of us in the healthcare community.
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The Nov. 6 meeting of the MHA Board of Trustees began with a presentation from Mike Abrams, president and CEO of the Ohio Hospital Association (OHA), about his organization’s experience battling the opioid crisis in Ohio. Abrams described …
On Nov. 7, the Michigan House Health Policy Committee approved legislation to address the issue of surprise medical bills. Also referred to as balance billing, surprise medical billing occurs when patients are unexpectedly held responsible for the cost …
In his latest CEO Report, MHA CEO Brian Peters addresses the issue of surprise medical billing and the MHA's position to protect patients from any balanced billing scenario.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released a final rule to update the Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) outpatient prospective payment system (OPPS), effective Jan. 1, 2020. The CMS did not finalize its proposal to …
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently issued a final rule to update the Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) physician fee schedule (PFS) to provide a slight increase for 2020. Payment is made under the PFS for services provided by physicians …
Sponsorship and advertising are now being accepted for two MHA major membership meetings: Breakthrough and the MHA Annual Membership Meeting. Both events allow organizations to maximize their return on marketing and business development efforts …
Medicare Advantage (MA) enrollment in Michigan totaled approximately 879,000 in October, an increase of 14,000 beneficiaries since July. The October MA enrollment is spread across 38 MA plans that are currently operating in the state, with …
Retail Health Taking Shape: It’s Central to Healthcare’s Future
“Retail health is evolving. It’s more than retail clinics, fitness apps, nutrition and home devices. It’s a platform that has the potential to fundamentally re-shape the entire U.S. healthcare industry.”
Paul Keckley, Nov. 4, 2019
Upcoming events and important healthcare news for the week of Nov. 11:
- The Hospital Affiliated Legislative Officers will meet from 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesday at the MHA Capitol Advocacy Center, Lansing.
- The MHA Council on Behavioral Health Integration will meet from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at MHA headquarters, Okemos.
- Open enrollment for 2020 health coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplaces runs from Nov. 1 to Dec. 15.
- Applications are being accepted through Nov. 25 for the 2020 American Hospital Association (AHA) Dick Davidson NOVA Award, which recognizes outstanding collaboration by hospitals and health systems for healthier communities.
Read recent coverage of the MHA, including an article from MiBiz about new legislation to curtail prior authorization by health insurers that features a statement from the association.
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