Important healthcare news for the week of Oct. 12.
The MHA Behavioral Health Integration (BHI) Council met Oct. 2 to consider several pieces of legislation that would create new policy and a payment mechanism for behavioral health services in Michigan. The council discussed boilerplate provisions in the fiscal year 2020-2021 Medicaid budget ...
Nearly 400 healthcare professionals met virtually Oct. 1 for the MHA Keystone Center and Michigan Hospital Medicine Safety Consortium Sepsis Symposium. The event followed the MHA Keystone Center sepsis Twitter chat during Sepsis Awareness Month in September.
With the Oct. 2 Michigan Supreme Court ruling that the legal basis for Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s COVID-19-related executive orders is unconstitutional, a greater degree of uncertainty surrounds the ways Michigan hospitals, businesses and residents are responding to the challenges of the continui...
This week’s MHA Race of the Week highlights the U.S. Senate race between Michigan’s Democratic incumbent Sen. Gary Peters and Republican John James.
Since June, The Michigan Osteopathic Association (MOA) has successfully hosted several virtual CME events and built what is now the MOA Learning Center. The Autumn Convention, normally held annually in Grand Rapids, will be in a virtual format in 2020.
Following a decision by the Michigan Supreme Court, MHA CEO Brian Peters expresses the need for all Michiganders to continue to be extremely vigilant about following COVID-19 prevention guidance.
Weekly news and updates from the MHA.
Important healthcare news for the week of Oct. 5.
The 340B Drug Pricing Program is important for many MHA members and their financial health. As recently reported, advocacy efforts to protect the program are taking place.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has extended Michigan’s state of emergency through Oct. 27 due to the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The MHA and the MHA Keystone Center released their 2019-2020 MHA and MHA Keystone Center Annual Report Oct. 1. The report reflects on critical strategies and tactics related to COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 efforts throughout the 2019-2020 program year.
The governor signed the FY 2021 budget Sept. 30, which took effect Oct. 1. The agreement protects vital funding sources for patient care and expands access to healthcare services.
The MHA prepared comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services regarding the proposed rule to update the Medicare fee-for-service outpatient prospective payment system effective Jan. 1, 2021.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services recently provided additional resources to assist hospitals in complying with the transparency rule that will require disclosure of their negotiated rates effective Jan. 1, 2021.
MHA CEO Brian Peters stresses the importance of influenza vaccination to avoid a potential COVID-19 surge at the same time as an influenza surge here in Michigan later this flu season.
A virtual training for Michigan Harvest Gathering project leaders is scheduled for 11 a.m. ET Oct. 8. Dial-in information and a Zoom link will be provided in an Outlook meeting invitation, which Erin Steward at the MHA will forward to all past and present project leaders Oct. 5.
The Michigan Health & Hospital Association applauds the signing by Gov. Whitmer of the fiscal year 2021 state budget that provides much needed support and relief to Michigan hospitals.
The MHA Keystone Center hosted virtual workshops in September focusing on two core components of the MHA Workplace Safety Collaborative.
The first workshop, Preventing Sharps Injuries, was held Sept. 15 with over 50 individuals from MHA-member organizations in attendance. Keynote speakers Tom Pet...
Adam Novak, MA, CPPS, director, safety initiatives, MHA Keystone Center, reviews recent MHA Workplace Safety Collaborative events and provides insight on the collaborative moving forward.