MHA Monday Report June 5, 2017

Posted on June 05, 2017

Bills in Bipartisan Opioid Package Move to Full House

On May 24, the state House Health Policy Committee, chaired by Rep. Hank Vaupel (R-Handy Twp.), reported out bills that are part of Gov. Rick Snyder’s bipartisan bill package to combat Michigan’s growing opioid epidemic … Read more 

Michigan House Health Policy Committee member Rep. Daniela Garcia addresses the MHA Legislative Policy Panel.Rep. Daniela Garcia Addressed MHA Legislative Policy Panel

The MHA Legislative Policy Panel convened its last meeting of the program year May 25 and developed recommendations for the MHA Board of Trustees on legislative initiatives impacting Michigan hospitals. The meeting was highlighted by … Read more

Health PAC Campaign Makes Strides to Reach Goal

Health PAC logoThe 2017 Health PAC fundraising campaign is making great strides, but still must raise nearly $40,000 to meet this year’s $385,000 statewide goal. Contributions from all MHA members are critical to ensure the necessary funding  ... Read more 

Deadline Approaching to Submit Occupational Mix Survey

Hospitals paid under the Medicare prospective payment system are required to complete and submit the 2016 occupational mix survey to their Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) by July 3. The MHA hosted an April 19 webinar … Read more 

MHA Keystone Center Speak-up! Award logoMHA Keystone Center Presents Quarterly Speak-up! Award

Jennifer Ludwig, RN, a nurse at Sparrow Hospital, Lansing, is the recipient of the quarterly MHA Keystone Center Speak-up! Award. Ludwig is the first recipient of the award at Sparrow Hospital. The award celebrates patient … Read more 

Chris Mitchell and Dillon McGough of the MHAAdvocacy Team Members, MHA, Recognized for Effectiveness

The MHA and two members of its Advocacy team were recognized for their effectiveness in a biennial survey of Lansing “insiders” published in the May 30 edition of MIRS, a Lansing-based report detailing news and … Read more

Medicare CJR Expansion and Cardiac Bundled Payment Model Delayed 

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule May 12 to delay the effective date for the Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) mandatory episode payment models (EPMs) and the cardiac rehabilitation incentive payment … Read more

Materials Available from Sleep Lab Accreditation Webinar

The MHA coordinated a webinar May 22 with the Missouri Hospital Association, The Joint Commission and hospital representatives from the six states that joined recent efforts to reduce the impact of the local coverage determination … Read more 

MHA Keystone Center Hosts Webinar on High Reliability

Nearly 300 people participated May 30 in the MHA Keystone Center’s webinar Linking Patient- and Family-centered Care to High Reliability Organizations (HRO). The webinar was designed to help members develop a shared understanding of patient- … Read more

Provider Outreach Plans Announced for Medicare SSN Removal Initiative

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced its outreach campaign to help providers prepare for the new Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI) which will replace the Social Security-based Health Insurance Claim Number (HICN) … Read more

The Keckley Report

“These industry vets dismissed the notion that fixing the individual insurance market so insurers would stay is the answer: they felt corrections could be made to stabilize it in short order if politicians put principle above politics. The more fundamental challenge, they believe, is the enormity of the challenge of regulating a system that’s loosely connected, self-protective, complicated and powerful politically.” Read more

News to Know

Upcoming events and important healthcare news … Read more


  • MHA Monday Report June 5, 2017

Tags: MHA Keystone Center, MHA Legislative Policy, Medicare, MACRA, webinar, DataGen, EPM, managed care rule, CJR, Speak-up! Award, Health PAC, occupational mix survey, MBI, HICN, opioid, HB 4404, SB 270, SB 274, SB 360, SSNRI, advocacy

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