The MHA Keystone Center hosted a one-hour Twitter chat Sept. 19 that convened national and state experts, MHA Keystone Center-member hospitals and several of its partner organizations, including MPRO, the Wisconsin Hospital Association, the Illinois Health & Hospital Association, and Vlasic &...
Reducing healthcare’s environmental impact is the focus of the Oct. 9-10 MHA Michigan Green Healthcare Conference.
On Sept. 26, the MHA Keystone Center honored Spectrum Health Lakeland nurses Lori Engler, RN, and Crystal Watson, RN, with the 2018 annual MHA Keystone Center Speak-up! Award at the MHA Safety and Quality Symposium in Troy.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published a final rule Sept. 25 that outlines the method to determine federal Affordable Care Act-related Medicaid disproportionate share hospital (DSH) allotment reductions for fiscal years (FYs) 2020 through 2025.
Adam Carlson, the MHA’s senior director of government & political affairs, was featured in a Sept. 24 article from Crain’s Detroit Business on the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services budget, which was approved by the Legislature Sept. 24.
At the end of 2018, the governor signed MHA-supported Public Acts 524 and 563 of 2018, which made Michigan a member of the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Commission (IMLCC).
On Sept. 24, the Michigan Legislature approved Senate Bill (SB) 139, the fiscal year (FY) 2020 conference report for the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) budget, which takes significant steps to improve Medicaid reimbursement rates paid to hospitals in Michigan.
The Michigan Health & Hospital Association fully supports the fiscal year 2020 legislative budget that will make key strides in protecting and improving access and quality of care for Michigan residents.
MHA Chief Innovation Officer & Senior Vice President Laura Appel was interviewed for a Sept. 24 Mlive article about the critical need to improve access to care for behavioral health patients in Michigan.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed Senate Bill (SB) 362 into law Sept. 23, which makes it easier for Healthy Michigan Plan beneficiaries to comply with Medicaid work requirements, and delayed other upcoming changes that could impact patients.
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Upcoming events and important healthcare news for the week of Sept. 23
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.
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.
Regulation of Immune Effector Cell Therapy (IECT) was among the issues the state Certificate of Need (CON) Commission considered at its Sept. 19 meeting.
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.
On Sept. 19, the Joint House and Senate Conference Committee on Health and Human Services reported its fiscal year (FY) 2020 budget recommendation, which takes significant steps to improve Medicaid reimbursement rates paid to hospitals in Michigan.
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.
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) announced on Sept. 13 that in conjunction with Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA), they have gathered more than $1 million in federal funds to continue the statewide integration of electronic health record (EHR) systems and pharmacy d...
An article published by MiBiz.com on Sept. 15 provides information on state legislation that seeks to address surprise medical billing in healthcare.