MHA Monday Report July 19, 2021

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Hospital Funding Approved, CRNA Legislation Signed into Law

Senate Bill 27, a supplemental budget bill containing funding for $160 million of COVID-19 relief for Michigan hospitals which accounts for the cost of treating COVID-19 patients. The MHA will work with the Michigan Department of Health and …

Regulations Released to Implement No Surprises Act

Several federal agencies, including the Office of Personnel Management and the departments of Health and Human Services, Labor and Treasury, recently released “Part 1” of the regulations to implement the No Surprises Act via an interim final rule with …

CMS Releases Proposed Rule on Physician Fee Schedule

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services recently released the calendar year 2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule. The rule proposes a conversion factor of $33.58, a decrease of $1.31 from the calendar year 2021 conversion factor …

Trustee Insights Edition Explores Minority Mental Health and Strategic Planning

The latest edition of Trustee Insights, the monthly digital package from the American Hospital Association, is now available. This month’s issue includes an article outlining resources for hospitals and health systems in reaching out to minorities needing …

The Keckley Report

What the President’s Executive Order on Consolidation and Competition Means for Hospitals

“President Biden signed the “Executive Order on Promoting Competition in the American Economy”, the 51st of his administration and most consequential to healthcare since signing the “Strengthening Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act” January 28 (EO 14009).”

Paul Keckley, July 12, 2021

News to Know

The U.S. Census Bureau is offering the free webinar Accessing Community Health Needs and Health Care Professionals at 2 p.m. July 20.

MHA in the News

Chris Mitchell, executive vice president, advocacy & public affairs, MHA, discussed the financial and staffing impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in Michigan with State of Reform, FOX 47 News and WILX News 10 during the week of July 12.