MHA Monday Report Sept. 11, 2017

Posted on September 11, 2017

MHA Submits Comments on Medicare 2018 OPPS Proposed Rule

The MHA has drafted comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) regarding the proposed rule to update the Medicare fee-for-service outpatient prospective payment system (OPPS) effective Jan. 1, 2018. In its comments, the MHA objects … Read more

Hospitals Urged to Review Data Used in FY 2018 Inpatient Rate Update

The Medical Services Administration (MSA) recently released hospital-specific wage index and cost data for review. The MSA will use the wage index data to update Medicaid inpatient base operating rates for fiscal year (FY) 2018 … Read more

MHA Keystone Center Fall Workshop brochure coverRegister Now for the MHA Keystone Center Fall 2017 Workshop

The MHA invites members to explore new, evidence-based research and information in areas of harm at the MHA Keystone Center Fall 2017 Workshop. The workshop will highlight ways to implement best practices in the critical care setting … Read more

Medicaid Nursing Facility Quality Measure Payment Program Proposed

The Medical Services Administration (MSA) recently released a proposed policy to establish a new nursing facility quality measure initiative (QMI) payment program that would be funded by an increase in the nursing facility provider tax effective Oct. 1, 2017 … Read more

Learn to Advance Health Equity through Webinar Series

Advancing Health Equity: 3 part webinar seriesMembers of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Partnership for Patients, MHA Keystone Center, and Great Lakes Partners for Patients (GLPP) Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN) are invited to participate in a three-part webinar series, Advancing Health Equity … Read more

Visit Limit Removed for Medicaid Outpatient Behavioral Health Services

The Medical Services Administration recently released a final policy that removes the 20-visit limit for outpatient behavioral health services provided to both Medicaid fee-for-service and Medicaid health plan beneficiaries … Read more

MHA Launches New Member Portal

The new MHA Member Portal is now online. Members can begin to use the portal for event registration and to access the MHA Community site. The MHA will be working to expand its use … Read more

MHA Keystone Center and member hospitals’ staff participated in sepsis simulations in August 2017.MHA Keystone Center Tackles Sepsis through Specialized Member Training

September is Sepsis Awareness Month. Sepsis is the body’s life-threatening response to infection. It kills more than 250,000 and affects an estimated 750,000 Americans every year, and is the leading cause of death in noncardiac … Read more

MSA Finalizes Policy to Use Medicaid Health Plan Encounter Data from CHAMPS

The Medical Services Administration (MSA) recently released a final policy describing changes to the way Medicaid reconciliation report settlements are processed for federally qualified health centers and rural health clinics. The MSA will begin using … Read more

The Keckley Report

The Widening Gap in Physician-Patient Relationships
Paul Keckley“The physician-patient relationship is a bedrock of the U.S. health system. Strong relationships are associated with higher ratings for physicians and better outcomes for patients but there’s a catch.

“In Secretary of Health and Human Services’ Tom Price (sic) Senate confirmation and many times since, he has vowed his administration will seek to restore that relationship. But what patients associate with a strong relationship is increasingly at odds with how physicians think. And the gap between the two seems to be widening.”

Paul Keckley, Sept. 4, 2017

News to Know

Upcoming events and important healthcare news … Read more

MHA in the News

Michigan's auto no-fault systemRead recent state and national coverage about the MHA, including an Aug. 31 article from the Detroit News in which the MHA advocates to protect car accident victims during the current auto no-fault insurance reform debate … Read more


  • MHA Monday Report Sept. 11, 2017

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