MHA Monday Report Jan. 20, 2020

Posted on January 20, 2020

Revenue Estimating Conference Adjusts FYs 2020, 2021 Funding Projections

Capitol BuildingThe state treasurer and the directors of the House and Senate fiscal agencies convened the state’s annual January revenue estimating conference Jan. 10. The conference is used to create a revenue forecast for the fiscal year (FY) 2021 state budget and update revenue …

Expanding Leadership Skills Focus of Academy

An upcoming leadership development opportunity is designed to help physicians, clinicians and other healthcare professionals stay abreast of the dramatic changes in their roles and responsibilities. ...

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Sued on Clinic Payment Cuts​

The American Hospital Association (AHA) recently filed a lawsuit against the Department of Health and Human Services. Joined by the Association of American Medical Colleges and several hospitals, the AHA sued the department for reducing Medicare fee-for-service outpatient payments for 2020 clinic visits …

Trustee Insights Edition Discusses System Governance and Fostering Innovation​

The latest edition of Trustee Insights, the monthly digital package from the American Hospital Association (AHA) is now available. This month’s resources include articles about healthcare trends for 2020, redefining what it means to be a community board, and adopting practices that embrace …

The Keckley Report

Paul KeckleyTime to Take our Health Seriously?

“Regretfully, healthiness has not had a seat at the healthcare industry table alongside hospitals, drug and device manufacturers, insurers and physicians. Each of these sectors enjoys strong cash flows, stable revenue growth, operating margins that allow debt obligations to be met and investor risks to be rewarded. They also benefit from a payment system that recognizes their roles as reimbursable costs as opposed to much of what’s spent on healthiness. ...

“Healthiness is an after-thought at this table.”

Paul Keckley, Jan. 13, 2020

News to Know

Upcoming events and important healthcare news for the week of Jan. 20:

  • The MHA Keystone Center Patient Safety Organization (PSO) Protecting Your PSWP During a CMS Survey webinar will take place from 11 a.m. to noon Wednesday.
  • The Linking Quality to Strategy and Operations Workshop for Healthcare Trustees will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday at MHA headquarters, Okemos. 
  • MHA offices will be closed Jan. 20 in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

MHA in the News

Read recent coverage about the MHA, including a story published by WCMU Public Radio highlighting legislation on Certificate of Need reform. 


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Tags: Healthcare Leadership Academy, AHA, CMS, governance, DHHS, state budget

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