MHA Monday Report April 17, 2017

Posted on April 17, 2017

MHA Board of Trustees Meets

The MHA Board of Trustees met April 6 to address a number of public policy and operational matters. Of particular note, the association has been engaged in a yearlong process to determine the future relationship between the MHA and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan ... Read more

Michigan Hospitals are Going Green

A record number of hospitals in the state are working to improve their environmental footprint by participating in this year’s Michigan Battle of the Buildings competition ... Read more

Trustee Advocacy Day Set to Educate, Build Connections with Legislators

Nearly a million Michiganders have health coverage through the Affordable Care Act or the Healthy Michigan Plan, Michigan’s Medicaid expansion plan. Greater access to care strengthens the ability to improve the health ... Read more

National Hospital Week is May 7-13 — Share Community Stories

National Hospital Week provides an opportunity to highlight the many benefits local hospitals provide to their communities and to thank the hospital employees and health professionals who work every day to help ... Read more

Medicaid DSH Calculation Rule Finalized

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently issued a final rule clarifying select payments used to determine hospital-specific disproportionate share hospital (DSH) limits. According to the final rule, ... Read more

Enroll Board Members in the 2017-2018 MHA Excellence in Governance Fellowship

The recent debates over the repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act exposed the reality of healthcare complexity. Reducing costs, increasing coverage, improving quality and safety, ... Read more

Michigan Hospitals Receive $3.8 Million for Special Pathogen Response

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), recently announced that Michigan received $3.8 million in federal funding to help strengthen the emergency response ... Read more

Proposal Would Delay New Requirements for Home Health Agencies

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released a proposed rule to delay the effective date of its final rule that implemented significant changes to the requirements for home health agencies ... Read more

MHA Keystone Center Supports NPSF Call to Action

More than six years ago, the MHA Keystone Center formed a partnership with the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) to seek advancements in patient care and safety. Today, the MHA Keystone Center is one of ... Read more

QuEST Training Teaches Hospital Staff Skills and Resources to Improve Patient Safety

Last week, the MHA Keystone Center hosted its second Quality Essential Skills Training (QuEST) at Calvin College, Prince Conference Center, in Grand Rapids. The two-day event consisted of presentations by the MHA ... Read more

The Keckley Report

“With the American Health Care Act sidelined for the time-being and the Affordable Care Act, with its intrinsic flaws, the law of the land, hospital boards are taking a fresh look at the road ahead. ... Read more

News to Know

Upcoming events and important healthcare news ... Read more


  • MHA Monday Report April 17, 2017

Tags: HIIN, MHA board, Battle of the Buildings, trustee advocacy day, QuEST, BCBSM, transparency, emergency, home health, NPSF Call to Action, occupational, Healthcare HR Conference, Health Policy Forum, GLPP, Hospital Week, Governance Fellowship, Medicaid DSH limits, pathogen

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