MHA Monday Report Dec. 14, 2020

Posted on December 14, 2020

Combating the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19): Week of Dec. 7

Developments with the novel coronavirus are occurring quickly, as the first shipments of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine have gone out and the federal government continues to grapple with legislation to assist American businesses and residents. The MHA keeps members apprised of pandemic-related developments affecting hospitals through email updates and the MHA Coronavirus webpage.  ...

Michigan Senate Advances Healthcare Bills

As the legislative lame-duck session continued during the week of Dec. 7, the Michigan Senate voted on several bills that would impact hospitals. The bills taken up included several COVID-19-related bills, as well as an extension of unemployment benefits and the nurse licensure ...

Medicare Outpatient Prospective Payment System Rule Finalized for 2021

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services recently released a final rule to update the Medicare fee-for-service outpatient prospective payment system effective Jan. 1, 2021, unless otherwise noted. The final rule will ...

CMS Finalizes Modernization Changes to Physician Self-referral Regulations

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services recently released finalized changes to the physician self-referral regulations, also known as the Stark Law. These regulations will take effect Jan. 19, except for amendment number 3, which addresses the payment ...

Age-Friendly Action Community to Support Hospitals in Improving Care

Michigan has one of the highest concentrations of older residents in the country. As people age, they leave the workforce and transition to a new chapter in their lives. That transition includes interacting with healthcare in a different way, where the frequency of care ...

MHA Keystone Center Hosts Twitter Chat on Health Equity

The MHA Keystone Center hosted a one-hour Twitter chat Nov. 19 to discuss the role of organizations in addressing health disparities to achieve equitable care. The chat allowed participants to engage with their peers on identifying key components of achieving ...

Trustee Insights Edition Outlines Digital Strategies

The latest edition of Trustee Insights, the monthly digital package from the American Hospital Association, includes an article about COVID-19 launching an era of decentralization powered by virtual modalities, like the hospital at home concept and remote patient monitoring ...

Headline Roundup: Week of Dec. 7 for COVID-19 in Michigan

As Michigan hospitals address a second surge of COVID-19 patients, the MHA has been actively fielding and responding to media requests related to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services ...

Governance Webinars Focus on Recovery and the Future

Governing board members for healthcare organizations need to learn and share to move from the pandemic response to recovery and rebuilding. The MHA Health Foundation is offering two webinars that provide opportunities to think strategically about ...

The Keckley Report

Not-for-profit Hospitals Get Unwelcome Attention at a Critical Time

“Prompted by public reports about the practices of two hospitals, … Grassley asked each organization to explain their approaches to charity care and financial assistance as tax-exempt, non-profit hospitals. …”

Paul Keckley. Dec. 7, 2020

News to Know

A national webinar to review the 2021 Medicare fee-for-service outpatient prospective payment system final rule and hospital-specific impact analysis will be available from 3 to 4 p.m. Jan. 5.


  • MHA Monday Report Dec. 14, 2020

Tags: CMS, health equity, Michigan Legislature, Coronavirus, age-friendly, COVID-19

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