MHA Monday Report Sept. 18, 2017

Posted on September 18, 2017

Legislators Discuss New No-fault Legislative Package at News Conference

A bipartisan group of legislators announced the first “official” auto no-fault insurance bill package this fall during a news conference Sept. 14, casting the first stone in what promises to be a volley of legislative activity on auto no-fault reform this fall … Read more

Letter Opposing 340B Policy Now Active in U.S. House

As part of the fiscal year 2018 outpatient prospective payment system proposed rule, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed a new, lower payment policy under the 340B prescription drug program. For most prescription drugs … Read more

New Poll Reveals Michigan Voters Disapprove of Auto Insurers’ Rate Setting Practices

As the Michigan Legislature gears up to look at ways to lower the cost of auto insurance in Michigan, a poll released Sept. 13 found that Michigan voters disapprove of a practice commonly referred to as redlining … Read more

Trustee Offering to Examine Details of Healthcare Governance; Register by Sept. 22

The MHA will host a trustee orientation from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 26 that is designed to inform healthcare board members about ways providers and the association are partnering to achieve statewide healthcare goals … Read more

Medicaid Payments Delayed as State Transitions to New Financial System

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) recently informed providers that, due to the upcoming transition to the Statewide Integrated Governmental Management Application (SIGMA), there will be a delay in Medicaid fee-for-service payments … Read more

Policies Proposed to Modernize Medicaid Continuum of Care

The Medical Services Administration (MSA) recently released several proposed policies related to the Medicaid Modernizing Continuum of Care (MCC) project. One proposed policy would eliminate the paper version of the admission notice used when a beneficiary … Read more

2017 MHA Communications Retreat: Engaging Your CommunityRegister Now for the Oct. 10 MHA Communications Retreat

Registration is open for the MHA's third annual Communications Retreat, to be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Kellogg Center in East Lansing. As hospitals and health systems face more and more pressure … Read more

Patient Safety Organization Members Explore Behavioral Health Topics

The MHA Keystone Center Patient Safety Organization (PSO) hosted a behavioral health safe table Sept. 12 in Livonia. Safe tables offer a legally protected environment for healthcare professionals to discuss sensitive topics and prevailing barriers … Read more

Hurricane Irma approaching Florida on Sept. 10, 2017. Photo courtesy of NASA Earth Observatory. Fund Established for Hospital Personnel Affected by Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma left various levels of destruction in its widespread wake. Among those whose lives have been seriously impacted are thousands of hospital employees across Florida, who continue to selflessly serve patients and support others … Read more

The Keckley Report

Is Choice the Real Issue?
Paul Keckley“As I was deplaning from my United flight Friday night, the flight attendant dutifully thanked me and my fellow passengers for choosing United. Only the Tuesday prior, my United flight was delayed 9 hours due to a mechanical delay, and Friday’s flight ended with my baggage missing. So, this weekend, I found myself pondering how I could avoid ‘choosing’ United ever again, only to realize it’s really not a choice if the options are limited or none at all.

“That’s the way many feel about 'choices' in healthcare.”

Paul Keckley, Sept. 11, 2017

News to Know

Upcoming events and important healthcare news ... Read more

MHA in the News

Read recent state and national coverage about the MHA, including a Modern Healthcare article about a current Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services proposal and other coverage about the auto no-fault debate … Read more


  • MHA Monday Report Sept. 18, 2017

Tags: PSO, behavioral health, survey, auto no-fault, safe table, AHA, MHA Committees, auto insurance, advocacy, Trustee Orientation, MSA, proposed policy, payment delay, events, MHA Communications Retreat, 340B Drug Pricing Program, CHAMPS

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