MHA Monday Report July 24, 2017

Posted on July 24, 2017

Revised Bill to Repeal and Replace ACA Fails to Garner Support in U.S. Senate

ACA Repeal and Replace bannerA promised vote by U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) on a plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was canceled the week of July 17 when it became apparent there … Read more

Sept. 1 Deadline Approaching for Wage and Occupational Mix Data Revisions

Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) must receive all hospital requests for changes to their wage and occupational mix data by Sept. 1. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is using wage and hours data … Read more

MHA Webinar Reviews CMS Informed Consent Requirements

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) believes that an important first step in improving high-quality decision-making is upgrading informed consent policies and procedures within a hospital setting. The CMS now holds health systems … Read more

Deadline to Request Revisions on Worksheet S-10 Data is Sept. 30

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced an opportunity for hospitals to revise data reported on Worksheet S-10 of their Medicare cost reports for fiscal years beginning between Oct. 1, 2013, and … Read more

Strategies for Being Mindful in Clinical Practice Reviewed in MHA Webinar

Mindfulness in clinical practice has been described as an in-the-moment awareness of performance and its cognitive underpinnings, combined with a nonjudgmental acceptance of emotions and thoughts that can influence performance. Greater awareness and less distraction … Read more

Map of MichiganMichigan Among Top 10 for Quality Performance of Critical Access Hospitals

Michigan was recently recognized by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) as being one of the 10 highest performing states for critical access hospitals (CAHs) in areas of data reporting and improvement over the … Read more

The Keckley Report

Paul KeckleyHealthcare is a Migraine for Governors
“As the suspense builds in DC about Republican efforts to Repeal and Replace the Affordable Care Act, it is inevitable that states will play a larger role in health reform. … But regardless of the outcome of this legislation, healthcare will be a huge headache for Governors going forward. It’s one third of their budgets and increasing faster than any other category except for transportation. It touches every citizen and provokes voters to the ballot box. And the scope of state responsibility for healthcare is daunting.”

Paul Keckley, July 17, 2017

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Lara Appel

MHA in the News

Listen to and read recent interviews with state and national media outlets as the MHA works to protect the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid expansion and more, including MHA Chief Innovation Officer & Senior Vice President Laura Appel’s July 19 interview on WWJ Newsradio 950 … Read more 




  • MHA Monday Report July 24, 2017

Tags: ACA, webinar, Worksheet S-10, Brian Peters, CMS, health foundation, ACA repeal and replace, Medicare Area Wage Index, informed consent

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