Member News

A federal judge recently ruled in favor of hospitals in the December 2018 lawsuit filed by the American Hospital Association, the Association of American Medical Colleges, Mercy Health Muskegon and several others.
Member News | September 20
The MHA’s draft comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) regarding the proposed rule to update the Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) outpatient prospective payment system (OPPS) are available online. 
Member News | September 20
The latest issue of Trustee Insights, the American Hospital Association’s monthly digital resource, is now available. This edition includes articles about measuring quality, the importance of providing a positive patient experience and updating governance bylaws.
Member News | September 20
The Michigan Harvest Gathering (MHG), a one-of-a-kind emergency food program supported by Michigan hospitals, the Food Bank Council of Michigan’s (FBCM’s) member food banks and more than 3,000 community agencies, kicks off Oct. 2 at Hunter Park GardenHouse in Lansing. 
Member News | September 19
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan is proud to celebrate 100 years of the MHA. As a longstanding partner, Blue Cross has supported their efforts to improve Michigan hospitals, health systems and patient relations. 
Member News | September 16
Upcoming events and important healthcare news for the week of Sept. 16.
Member News | September 14
Those interested in reducing healthcare’s environmental impact should not miss the 2019 MHA Michigan Green Healthcare Conference, scheduled for Oct. 9 and 10 at the Baronette Renaissance Hotel in Novi.
Member News | September 13
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced Sept. 5 an additional delay for a requirement related to the Medicare fee-for-service outpatient prospective payment system (OPPS). 
Member News | September 12
Healthcare data analytics and policy firm DataGen hosted a national webinar Sept. 10 that reviewed the final rule to update the Medicare fee-for-service inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS) for fiscal year (FY) 2020. 
Member News | September 12
Starting Oct. 1, initial licenses for registered nurses (RNs) and licensed practical nurses (LPNs) will be valid for two years, an increase from the previous one-year license period for newly licensed RNs and LPNs.
Member News | September 12
Upcoming events and important healthcare news for the week of Sept. 9.
Member News | September 07
It’s time for the Michigan Harvest Gathering (MHG) – a one-of-a-kind emergency food program benefiting hungry Michigan families through the Food Bank Council of Michigan’s (FBCM) member food banks and more than 3,000 community agencies. 
Member News | September 05
MHA member hospitals are asked to support MHA and American Hospital Association (AHA) advocacy efforts on the state and federal levels to protect patients from surprise medical bills while opposing government rate-setting as the solution.
Member News | September 05
The MHA is featuring southwest Michigan’s Spectrum Health Lakeland in its statewide #MiRuralCareMatters campaign for its work to address health disparities by partnering with a local barbershop.
Member News | September 05
The MHA Keystone Center will host a Sepsis Awareness Month Twitter chat on Thursday, Sept. 19 from noon to 1 p.m.
Member News | September 05
The MHA Keystone Center PSO Root Cause Analysis & Action (RCA²) Workshop, which will be held 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 8 at the James B. Henry Center for Executive Development, will introduce MHA members to RCA² elements and develop a foundation to identify and classify adverse events.
The Michigan Health & Hospital Association strongly supports the governor’s actions to better regulate e-cigarettes and vaping.
The Division for Vital Records and Health Statistics (DVRHS) in the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is working to deploy a modern, fully web-based system for birth certificate reporting in February 2020.
Member News | August 29
Medicare Advantage (MA) enrollment in Michigan totaled approximately 865,000 in July, an increase of 10,000 beneficiaries since April.
Member News | August 28
Upcoming events and important healthcare news for the week of Aug. 26.
Member News | August 24
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