MHA Monday Report Oct. 2, 2017
Posted on October 02, 2017
A last-ditch effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was officially tabled Sept. 26 by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). The bill, known as the Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson proposal, failed to garner the support … Read more
As promised by elected officials toward the end of summer, the debate over Michigan’s auto no-fault insurance system is heating up in Lansing with the introduction of another no-fault bill in the Legislature. On Sept. 26 … Read more
As previously reported, in July the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced an opportunity for hospitals to revise data reported on Worksheet S-10 of their Medicare cost reports for fiscal years (FYs) 2014 and 2015. The CMS recently extended the deadline for these amended cost reports … Read more
The 2017 Michigan Harvest Gathering (MHG) kicked off this week with a media conference, held at the Cristo Rey Community Center, one of the main food distribution centers in the Greater Lansing area … Read more
The terms health equity and health disparities are becoming increasingly common in the public health sector due to socioeconomic and racial health disparities in hospital quality and safety outcomes and healthcare not being equitable across all populations … Read more
Puerto Rico has sustained historic damage resulting from Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Power, water, supplies, fuel, phone lines and cellular towers are affected across most of the island; flood waters continue to hamper recovery efforts … Read more
Straight Talk about Affordable Healthcare
“‘Affordable healthcare’ might be the most over-used and confusing term used in public discourse these days. It’s akin to ‘quality of care’ and ‘access’ as phrases that mean something different to everyone though every politician and trade group lay claim to knowing how to deliver it better.
Polls show it ranks just below national security as a concern to most Americans. … One thing’s for sure: the issue of affordable care is not going away soon. But is the issue understood?”
Paul Keckley, Sept. 25, 2017
- The MHA Michigan Green Healthcare Conference will take place Wednesday and Thursday in Lansing.
- The MHA Health Information Technology Strategy Committee will meet from noon to 3 p.m. Wednesday at MHA headquarters, Okemos
- The MHA Council on Children’s Health will meet from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Friday at the MHA Capitol Advocacy Center, Lansing.
- Members have until Oct. 5 to register for the 2017 MHA Communications Retreat, to be held Oct. 10 in East Lansing.
Read recent state and national coverage about the MHA, including articles from Crain’s Detroit Business and the Detroit News about the MHA’s opposition to the latest effort to reform the Michigan auto no-fault insurance system, and Michigan hospitals’ work to protect people who rely on the Affordable Care Act … Read more
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