News to Know – Week of Dec. 13

The MHA welcomes AbilitiCBT by LifeWorks as a new Endorsed Business Partner that can help healthcare organizations support and enhance the mental health of their employees — which is especially critical now, with employee burnout and turnover reaching record heights. AbilitiCBT by LifeWorks is an innovative, internet-based cognitive behavioral therapy (iCBT) solution guided by professional therapists and delivered through a secure, digital platform that’s accessible through any device (smartphone, tablet, computer). AbilitiCBT combines the same clinical efficacy of in-person therapy with the convenience of virtual access. To learn more about opportunities available or to schedule a demo of AbilitiCBT by LifeWorks, contact Carey McKenzie, senior vice president at LifeWorks.

MiPLUS, the Bureau of Professional Licensing (BPL) licensing platform, sends an electronic copy of a provider license via email as soon as it is issued or renewed. Electronic copies of licenses are also stored in individual MiPLUS accounts and can be accessed at any time. Therefore, paper copies of licenses will no longer be automatically mailed upon issuance or renewal beginning Jan. 1. Licensees may choose during the application or renewal process to have a paper copy of their license mailed. Questions may be directed to the BPL at (517) 241-0199 or to Paige Fults at the MHA.

The MHA recently submitted comments to the United States departments of Health and Human Services, Labor and Treasury and the Office of Personnel Management regarding the No Surprises Act Part 2 regulations scheduled to take effect Jan. 1. The MHA continues to review how the federal law intersects with the Michigan surprise billing law. Members are encouraged to share these comments with partners and stakeholders and to contact Lauren LaPine at the MHA with any questions.