MHA Monday Report July 10, 2017

Posted on July 10, 2017

MHA Board of Trustees Convenes During Annual Meeting

In conjunction with the 2017 MHA Annual Membership Meeting, the association’s Board of Trustees conducted its final meeting of the program year. Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Director Nick Lyon met with the ... Read more 

Outgoing MHA Board Chairman Robert Riney, president, healthcare operations, and chief operating officer, Henry Ford Health System, Detroit passes the gavel to the 2017-2018 MHA Board of Trustees Chairman Loren Hamel, MD, president and CEO, Lakeland Health.Hospital Association Elects 2017 Officers and Board Members

Members of the Michigan Health & Hospital Association (MHA) elected new officers and appointed board members during the association’s Annual Membership Meeting on June 29. Officers of the 2017 MHA Board of Trustees include, Loren Hamel, MD, chair; Greg Lane, chair-elect; and John Fox, treasurer. ... Read more

Michigan Health & Hospital Association Recognizes Healthcare Champions

Awards Presented for Healthcare Contributions of Leaders from Lansing, Houghton, Saginaw and White Lake ... Read more

Tom Mee, RN, BSN, MBA, president and CEO, McLaren Greater Lansing Veronica Hall, RN, MSM, MBA, chief nursing officer, Henry Ford Health System.Hospital Leaders in Detroit and Lansing Honored for Dedication to Communities

Two Michigan healthcare leaders were honored with the 2017 MHA Healthcare Leadership Award, presented by the Michigan Health & Hospital Association (MHA) during the MHA Annual Membership Meeting on Mackinac Island on June 29. Each year, the MHA honors outstanding individuals ... Read more

Hospitals Honored for Community Wellness Efforts

The MHA will present its 2017 Ludwig Community Benefit Award to three of its member hospitals’ programs during the MHA Annual Membership Meeting on June 29. The honorees include programs led by Detroit Medical Center (DMC) Sinai-Grace Hospital; Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital; and Munson Medical Center, Traverse City. ... Read more

MHA Keystone Center Person- and Family-engagement Board Goal Achieved

Thanks to the dedication and commitment of its member hospitals, the MHA Keystone Center’s Person- and Family-engagement (PFE) Board goal has been achieved! For the 2016-2017 program year, the MHA Board of Trustees recognized the importance of partnerships with patients and families and set a goal ... Read more

Proposal Would Remove Visit Limit for Medicaid Outpatient Behavioral Health Services

The Medical Services Administration (MSA) recently released a proposed policy to remove the 20-visit limit for outpatient behavioral health services for both Medicaid fee-for-service and Medicaid health plan beneficiaries effective for dates of service on or after Oct. 1, 2017. This change is intended to improve access ... Read more

Hospitals Must Use Renewed Medicare Notices Beginning Aug. 28

The Office of Management and Budget for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has approved renewed notices that hospitals must use for Medicare beneficiaries who are admitted to their facilities. All hospitals, including critical access hospitals, must provide ... Read more

Updates Proposed for 2018 Physician Quality Payment Program

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released a proposed rule to update the Medicare Physician Quality Payment Program in 2018. The Medicare Access to Care and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) of 2015 repealed the Medicare sustainable growth rate methodology for updates to ... Read more

Safe Table Event Focuses on Concentrated Insulin and Adverse Drug Events

The MHA Keystone Center hosted a safe table June 22 at the Courtyard Grand Rapids Downtown. Safe tables are tailored to MHA Keystone Center Patient Safety Organization (PSO) members and offer a legally protected environment for discussion around sensitive topics. Two dozen nurses, pharmacists and risk managers ... Read more

Meaningful Use Credit Available Through National Health Care Surveys

Hospitals and clinicians that participate in the National Health Care Surveys can earn credit for meeting a portion of the Stage 3 objectives in the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record Incentive Programs (meaningful use). They may attest in 2017 to Objective 8 ... Read more

MHA Recommends Changes to Proposed Medicare IRF and SNF Rules

The MHA submitted comments June 26 to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) regarding the fiscal year (FY) 2018 Medicare fee-for-service proposed rules to update the inpatient rehabilitation facility (IRF) and skilled nursing facility (SNF) prospective payment systems. ... Read more

The Keckley Report

The U.S. Healthcare System: How Did We Get Here, and Where Are We Going?
Paul Keckley"In the Preamble to the Constitution, there’s reference to 'general welfare' but no footnote contextualizing it as a system of care that’s universally accessible, affordable or safe, or the distinctions between healthcare programs and human services. It doesn’t reference doctors or hospitals, Medicare, Medicaid, insurance or even cures."

Paul Keckley, July 3, 2017

News to Know – Week of July 10

Upcoming events and important healthcare news … Read more


  • MHA Monday Report July 10, 2017

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