News to Know – Week of April 18

  • The MHA will host a webinar from noon to 12:30 p.m. ET April 27 to discuss compliance support for the No Surprises Act. New legislation requires verification of provider name, address, specialty, phone number and digital contact information every 90 days. MHA Endorsed Business Partner ProCredEx will review solutions to reduce the administrative burden of keeping payer partners up to date while creating a revenue stream. The webinar is complimentary for MHA members, but registration is required. To learn more about opportunities available with ProCredEx, visit the ProCredEx profile page or contact George Bosnjak at ProCredEx.
  • The MHA will host a webinar from 10 to 11 a.m. ET April 28 with ParaRev to provide coding and billing guidance related to COVID-19. Attendees will discuss ICD-10 CM official coding guidelines for COVID-19, learn about upcoming April 2022 ICD-10 codes for reporting COVID-19 vaccines and therapeutics and more. This webinar is offered free of charge, but registration is required. ParaRev is an MHA Endorsed Business Partner and a national leader in revenue cycle management with core competencies in pricing, coding, reimbursement and compliance. To learn more, visit the ParaRev profile page or contact ParaRev account executive Sandra LaPlace.
  • MHA CEO Brian Peters issued a statement April 13 on the tragic shooting of Patrick Lyoya that occurred in Grand Rapids April 4. The statement confirms Michigan hospitals’ unified commitment to address racial disparities, dismantle institutional racism and achieve health equity.

MHA Issues Statement on the Tragic Death of Patrick Lyoya

The following statement can be attributed to Brian Peters, CEO of the Michigan Health & Hospital Association.

The video footage released today of the tragic shooting death of Patrick Lyoya in Grand Rapids is jarring and incredibly disturbing. Almost two years ago, our nation witnessed the murder of George Floyd, which exposed for our entire country the racial injustices that exist in our communities. What happened April 4 in one of Michigan’s neighborhoods to Patrick Lyoya is unacceptable and shows that our state has so much more to accomplish to address systemic racism.

We express our deepest condolences to the family of Patrick Lyoya, those mourning his loss and all individuals who share these feelings of fear and anger at another Black community member losing their life unnecessarily.

Hospitals are a welcoming place of care for all those who need our services. The mission of the MHA is to advance the health of individuals and communities, and that mission is inclusive of every race, ethnicity and nationality. What happened to Patrick Lyoya is not acceptable; we stand with all our patients, their loved ones, our communities and our employees as we come to terms with Patrick’s unnecessary death.

Hospitals throughout our state will reflect on this tragedy as a time to come together and share peaceful expressions of our hurt and anguish. Following Mr. Floyd’s tragic death, MHA member hospital and health system chief executive officers signed a pledge expressing a unified commitment to address racial disparities, dismantle institutional racism and achieve health equity. We promise our efforts will not stop until we have achieved those goals.