MHA Monday Report May 9, 2022

MHA Monday Report

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Budget Bills Advance in House and Senate

Workforce Challenges Focus of GME Advocacy Day

MDHHS Addresses Medicaid Attending Physician Claim Edit

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services recently issued an L-letter regarding attending physician claim edits that were implemented Jan. 1, 2022. The letter addresses concerns raised by the MHA and hospitals regarding the claim edit that has resulted in denied claims. …

The Keckley Report

Paul Keckley

Why May 2022 is Pivotal to U.S. Healthcare: Four Reasons

“Since March 2020, America’s focus has been on the pandemic. … Since January 2022, the U.S. economy has eclipsed its 41-year record inflation rate … Since February 24, 2022, America’s attention has been drawn to the Ukrainian invasion by Russia and NATO’s response. …

“And starting yesterday, May begins in what is likely the most consequential for healthcare in years due to the cumulative impact …”

Paul Keckley, May 2, 2022

News to Know

  • The Spring 2022 Michigan Health Policy Forum will take place virtually from 1 to 3:30 p.m. May 23.
  • Applications for the 2023 Foster G. McGaw Prize will be accepted through July 30.

MHA in the News

MHA EVP Laura Appel appears in a State of Reform article on bills that would create specialty integrated plans to cover specialty behavioral health benefits.