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The number of Medicare beneficiaries entering hospitals as observation patients doubled between 2006 and 2014 to nearly 1.9 million, according to figures from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). 
Member News | January 05
Weekly news and updates from the MHA.
Monday Report | December 18
As the 2017 congressional calendar winds down, members of the U.S. House and Senate are continuing to work on proposals that could have a significant impact on Michigan patients, hospitals and the healthcare community.
Medicare Advantage (MA) enrollment in Michigan totaled approximately 727,000 in October, an increase of 6,000 beneficiaries since July. 
Member News | December 08
Members of the U.S. House and Senate are working to reconcile their two versions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which aims to simplify the U.S. tax code but also contains provisions that would have serious repercussions for patients and hospitals in Michigan.
Weekly news and updates from the MHA. 
Monday Report | November 06
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a final rule Nov. 1 to update the Medicare fee-for-service outpatient prospective payment system (OPPS) for 2018. 
Member News | November 02
Weekly news and updates from the MHA. 
Monday Report | October 16
The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) of 2015 requires the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to remove Social Security numbers from Medicare cards as part of efforts to help reduce identify theft. 
Member News | October 12
A recent article from Modern Healthcare covered the debate over a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposal  that would allow total knee replacement surgeries to be performed in an outpatient setting such as  hospital outpatient departments or ambulatory surgical centers ...
MHA In The News | September 14
Weekly news and updates from the MHA. 
Monday Report | September 11
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.
Member News | September 08
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.
Member News | September 07
Weekly news and updates from the MHA.
Monday Report | August 14
Medicare Advantage (MA) enrollment in Michigan totaled approximately 865,000 in July, an increase of 131,000 beneficiaries since April.
Member News | August 10
Weekly news and updates from the MHA.
Monday Report | August 07
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services recently released a notice updating the Medicare fee-for-service payment rates for inpatient psychiatric facilities for fiscal year 2018.
Member News | August 03
On Aug. 2, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released a final rule to update the hospital inpatient prospective payment system for fiscal year 2018, which begins Oct. 1, 2017. 
Member News | August 03
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced an opportunity for hospitals to revise data reported on Worksheet S-10 of their Medicare cost reports for fiscal years beginning between Oct. 1, 2013, and Sept. 30, 2014.
Member News | July 21
Weekly news and updates from the MHA.
Monday Report | July 17
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