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.
On Oct. 30, the House Appropriations Committee, chaired by Rep. Mary Whiteford (R-Casco Township), heard testimony on behavioral health and its impact on Michigan patients and hospitals from the MHA and Trinity Health Michigan Region.
The 2019 MHA Communications Retreat brought together more than 100 communications, marketing and public relations professionals working in healthcare across Michigan Oct. 29.
Member News | October 31
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will host a call from 2 to 3 p.m. EST Nov. 14 for clinical diagnostic laboratories, including hospital outreach laboratories, regarding data reporting for the Clinical Diagnostic Test Payment System in 2020.
Member News | October 31
Promoting quality and safety is a key responsibility of governance and serves as an exceptional gift when done well: engaged boards lead to better outcomes. However, many board members lack the knowledge and skills to work with executive and clinical leaders to create and encourage change.
Member News | October 31
The MHA family is saddened at the passing of longtime Michigan Congressman John Conyers Oct. 27. Congressman Conyers supported the expansion of healthcare to all throughout his career.
The MHA Keystone Center honored Spectrum Health Zeeland Community Hospital’s Megan VanDam, RN, BSN, with the quarterly MHA Keystone Center Speak-up! Award Oct. 17.
Weekly news and updates from the MHA.
Monday Report | October 28
Upcoming events and important healthcare news for the week of Oct. 28.
Member News | October 26
The MHA Unemployment Compensation Program and the Michigan Healthcare Human Resources Association are again partnering to present the Michigan Healthcare Human Resources Conference in 2020. 
Member News | October 25
The MHA Keystone Center, in partnership with Vlasic & Roth, hosted 42 professionals from across Michigan Oct. 15 for the inaugural Implementation Science Influencer certification course.  
The Michigan Legislature once again took up multiple bills that impacted hospitals over the week of Oct. 21. 
U.S. District Court Judge Rosemary Collyer ordered the Trump administration Oct. 21 to reverse Medicare payment cuts that were implemented Jan. 1, 2019, for clinic visits provided at off-campus hospital outpatient departments.
Member News | October 24
An article published by the Detroit Free Press on Oct. 21 analyzes rural Michigan’s shrinking and aging population, including a section on the challenges that small & rural hospitals face with low patient volume, high fixed costs and inadequate Medicaid reimbursement rates.
MHA In The News | October 21
On Oct. 20 Crain’s Detroit Business published an article that reviews the practice of surprise medical billing and details legislative proposals at the state and federal levels which seek to address the practice.
MHA In The News | October 21
MHA Chief Innovation Officer & Senior Vice President Laura Appel was interviewed for a Oct. 19 Detroit Free Press article about the anticipated impact from no-fault auto insurance reform on health insurance premiums for Michigan residents.
MHA In The News | October 21
Weekly news and updates from the MHA.
Monday Report | October 21
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