Member News

Hospitals are asked to provide data on a dizzying array of quality measures, making it difficult for governing board members to identify the measures that correlate to their unique quality improvement priorities.
Member News | November 18
On Nov. 14, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer laid out a series of new efforts targeted to increase awareness of the stigma around opioid addiction.
Member News | November 18
Spencer Johnson, former president of the Michigan Health & Hospital Association, died on Friday, November 8.
Following Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s line-item vetoes to the state budget issued Sept. 30, policymakers have now gone on legislative break until December without restoring funding for any impacted programs in Michigan.
Michigan Harvest Gathering founder Bill Schuette announced at the Nov. 11 celebratory closing luncheon that, to date, the 2019 campaign has raised $305,000 and 400,000 pounds of food to address food insecurity in Michigan.
Member News | November 14
The latest issue of Trustee Insights, the monthly digital resource package from the American Hospital Association (AHA), is now available.
Member News | November 13
It is with great sadness that the MHA family announces the passing of Spencer Johnson, who was the association’s president and leader for three decades.
Upcoming events and important healthcare news for the week of Nov. 11.
Member News | November 09
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently issued a final rule to update the Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) physician fee schedule (PFS) to provide a slight increase for 2020.  
Member News | November 08
On Nov. 7, the Michigan House Health Policy Committee approved legislation to address the issue of surprise medical bills.
Sponsorship and advertising are now being accepted for two MHA major membership meetings: Breakthrough and the MHA Annual Membership Meeting.
Member News | November 07
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released a final rule to update the Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) outpatient prospective payment system (OPPS), effective Jan. 1, 2020.
Member News | November 07
Adam Novak, MA, CPPS, director, safety initiatives, MHA Keystone Center, discusses the successes of the MHA Keystone Center PSO in 2019.  
Sepsis is a condition characterized by life-threatening organ dysfunction in response to an infection. Patients who develop sepsis are at high risk for complications and death, in addition to having higher healthcare costs. 
The Nov. 6 meeting of the MHA Board of Trustees began with a presentation from Mike Abrams, president and CEO of the Ohio Hospital Association (OHA), about his organization’s experience battling the opioid crisis in Ohio.
Member News | November 07
Medicare Advantage (MA) enrollment in Michigan totaled approximately 879,000 in October, an increase of 14,000 beneficiaries since July. 
Member News | November 06
Upcoming events and important healthcare news for the week of Nov. 4.
Member News | November 02
On Oct. 31, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a final rule with comment period to update the home health (HH) prospective payment system for calendar year 2020. 
Member News | November 01
The Michigan Legislature continued its focus on policy bills during the week of Oct. 28, taking up multiple issues that impact hospitals.
As a result of the governor’s line-item vetoes to the state budget issued Sept. 30, the MDHHS issued bulletin MSA 19-32, a proposed policy to discontinue the Rural Access Pool for small rural hospitals and sole community hospitals effective for fiscal year 2020, which began Oct. 1.
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