Jennifer Ludwig, RN, a nurse at Sparrow Hospital, Lansing, is the recipient of the quarterly MHA Keystone Center Speak-up! Award. Ludwig is the first recipient of the award at Sparrow Hospital. Read More
The MHA and two members of its Advocacy team were recognized for their effectiveness in a biennial survey of Lansing “insiders”. Read More
MHA In The News | June 02
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced its outreach campaign to help providers prepare for the new Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI) which will replace the Social Security-based Health Insurance Claim Number (HICN) on Medicare cards. Read More
Member News | June 02
Hospitals paid under the Medicare prospective payment system are required to complete and submit the 2016 occupational mix survey to their Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) by July 3. Read More
Member News | June 01
Nearly 300 people participated May 30 in the MHA Keystone Center’s webinar Linking Patient- and Family-centered Care to High Reliability Organizations (HRO).  Read More
The MHA Legislative Policy Panel convened its last meeting of the program year May 25 and developed recommendations for the MHA Board of Trustees on legislative initiatives impacting Michigan hospitals.  Read More
On May 24, the state House Health Policy Committee, chaired by Rep. Hank Vaupel (R-Handy Twp.), reported out bills that are part of Gov. Rick Snyder’s bipartisan bill package to combat Michigan’s growing opioid epidemic. Read More
The Michigan Health & Hospital Association (MHA) Keystone Center held the 2017 Spring Workshop: Imparting Information and Increasing Awareness through Organizational Briefings, May 24 at the East Lansing Marriott at University Place.  Read More
The MHA coordinated a webinar May 22 with the Missouri Hospital Association, The Joint Commission and hospital representatives from the six states that joined recent efforts to reduce the impact of the local coverage determination (LCD 36839) implemented Feb. 16 by Wisconsin Physicians Services (WPS... Read More
Member News | May 24
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule May 12 to delay the effective date for the Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) mandatory episode payment models (EPMs) and the cardiac rehabilitation incentive payment model from Oct. 1, 2017, to Jan. 1, 2018. Read More
Member News | May 23
Weekly news and updates from the MHA. Read More
Monday Report | May 22
Upcoming events and important healthcare news for the week of May 22. Read More
Member News | May 21
In the last two weeks, auto no-fault insurance reform has been back in the headlines, which has led to no shortage of discussion of some key points of dissention among stakeholders. Read More
More than 20 hospital trustees and CEOs participated in the MHA Trustee Advocacy Day May 17. The event was designed to help members of hospital and healthcare organization governing boards learn more about the legislative process and strengthen relationships with Michigan lawmakers. Read More
Governing boards must respond to a rapidly evolving environment and be confident in their ability to foster new delivery models. The MHA Excellence in Governance Fellowship is the most comprehensive program board members can undertake to be a strategic leader. Read More
Member News | May 19
Leaders of MHA-member organizations will not want to miss the MHA Annual Membership Meeting. Registration is due no later than May 26 for the annual meeting. Read More
Member News | May 18
With regard to reports of a new CPAN proposal on auto no-fault, the MHA has a board-endorsed position on this issue – and that position does not support fee schedules for healthcare providers, which could jeopardize access to needed treatment and recovery services for accident victims. Read More
Wisconsin Physician Services (WPS), the Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) for most Michigan hospitals, recently released an update to its local coverage determination (LCD) that took effect Feb. 16 for polysomnography and other sleep studies (L36839).  Read More
Member News | May 15
The MHA Keystone Center held its inaugural Patient Safety Organization (PSO) Annual Meeting May 9 at the Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center in East Lansing.  Read More recently published an article about the impact healthcare has on the economy in our state.  Read More
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