News to Know – Dec. 18, 2023

Clarence Rucker
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    Clarence Rucker, manager, patient safety and quality, MHA Keystone Center.

    Clarence Rucker, manager, patient safety and quality, MHA Keystone Center, is featured in COLOR Magazine’s 40 Under 40 Powerlist. In his role, Rucker helps hospitals adopt a strong patient safety culture, working with clinical and administrative teams on solutions and tools that enhance care quality.

  • Due to the holidays, Monday Report will not be published Dec. 25 and Jan. 1, and will resume its normal schedule Jan. 8. Member alerts and MHA newsroom articles will continue to be published during that time to provide relevant updates to the MHA membership, as necessary.

News to Know – Dec. 11, 2023

  • The MHA welcomes ModusOne Health as a new Endorsed Business Partner (EBP) and the only physician-founded and physician-run Clinical Diagnosis Improvement (CDxI®) company that delivers robust monthly leaderboard-style reporting of provider accuracy in diagnosing patients on the conditions that most directly affect quality metrics and reimbursements. The ModusOne CDxI® system does not require hiring additional personnel or purchasing any equipment or software. This system works extremely well in a complementary manner with traditional CDI efforts, whether in-house or vendor-led. CDxI® is fully scalable and has been chosen by more than 75 individual hospitals and major health systems nationwide. They offer hospitals and health systems critical insights and a proven system of data analytics, physician-led provider education and ongoing leadership-style performance management. For more information, members may contact Stephanie Patsalis, vice president of business development at ModusOne Health. Members with questions about the EBP program may contact at the MHA.
  • Due to the holidays, Monday Report will not be published Dec. 25 and Jan. 1, and will resume its normal schedule Jan. 8. Member alerts and MHA newsroom articles will continue to be published during that time to provide relevant updates to the MHA membership, as necessary.

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Senate Moves Appropriations Subcommittee Budgets and Advances Opioid Settlement Legislation

The Michigan Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services reported out April 20 their budget recommendation for the fiscal year 2023 budget beginning Oct. 1. Senate Bill 828 protects hospital priorities including maintaining funding for the Healthy Michigan Plan …


DIFS Utilization Review Decisions Favor Hospitals

The Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS) issued in early April two important utilization review decisions in favor of hospitals related to auto no-fault insurance reimbursement. Under the new system enacted as part of Public Act 21 of 2019, hospitals …


LARA Rules Requiring Implicit Bias Training Take Effect June 1

The Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) revised Public Health Code Rules requiring implicit bias training for all professions licensed or registered under the Public Health Code, except for Veterinary Medicine, effective June 1. …


CMS Releases FY 2023 Proposed Rule to Update Hospital IPPS

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released a proposed rule to update the Medicare fee-for-service hospital inpatient prospective payment system for fiscal year 2023. When all proposed changes are considered, the rule is expected to result in a net decrease …


Cybersecurity Member Forum Scheduled for June 2

The MHA will host a cybersecurity member forum from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 2 at the Henry Center for Executive Development. Increasing cybersecurity threats support the need for leaders to identify vulnerabilities of medical devices and supply chains, to select staff who can lead threat mitigation …


Long-term Acute-care Hospital Payment System Proposed Rule Released

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services recently released a proposed rule to update the Medicare fee-for-service long-term care hospital prospective payment system for fiscal year 2023. …


Webinar Focused on Long-Term Goal Planning and Accountability

Successful stewardship of an organization is central to the role of governance. In many boardrooms, an inward, short-term operational focus robs governing boards of their attention to external forces and long-term strategic imperatives. It takes discipline and a symbiotic relationship between the board …


Nurse Preceptor and Clinical Faculty Academy Available Online

New nurses can be overwhelmed with responsibilities, which is why nurse preceptors make a difference. Nurse preceptors help new nurses develop their professional identity, access appropriate clinical research and learn from mistakes. …


The Keckley Report

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Why Not-for-profit Hospitals Are Soft Targets

“Last week, the Lown Institute issued its latest report card on not-for-profit hospitals finding most undeserving of their tax breaks. …

“In response, the American Hospital Association (AHA) released a statement criticizing the Lown Institute’s ‘faulty methodology’ and defending hospitals’ use of financial resources.”

Paul Keckley, April 18, 2022