Upcoming events and important healthcare news for the week of Dec. 16.
Member News | December 14
A recent lawsuit by the American Hospital Association and several hospitals against the Department of Health and Human Services successfully challenged outpatient clinic payment cuts implemented by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
Member News | December 13
The MHA is hosting a series of webinars highlighting the cutting-edge and cost-effective solutions available to Michigan hospitals through its Endorsed Business Partner (EBP) program. The program launched last year to assist hospitals as they work to avoid unnecessary costs, recover revenue, reduce ...
Member News | December 13
The MHA Keystone Center held an in-person meeting Dec. 5 for its Age-Friendly Health System Action Community, an initiative that was launched in October. 
A small group of federal lawmakers announced they have reached an agreement on legislation to address surprise medical billing, which would prohibit balance billing in certain scenarios and set government-mandated rates for out-of-network services.
On Dec. 10, the state Legislature approved a supplemental budget that restores vital hospital funding in fiscal year (FY) 2020, which began Oct. 1.
Member News | December 12
 Breakthrough will be held at the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa near Traverse City Feb. 27 and 28. Registration is currently available, and sponsorship is being accepted.
Member News | December 12
Sponsorships and advertising continue to be accepted for Breakthrough, an experience that inspires and mobilizes organizations to pursue real change.
Member News | December 12
The Michigan Health & Hospital Association is pleased that policymakers have reached an agreement that restores vital hospital funding in the fiscal year 2020 budget.
Weekly news and updates from the MHA.
Monday Report | December 09
Upcoming events and important healthcare news for the week of Dec. 9
Member News | December 07
On Dec. 6 MiBiz published an article that recaps testimony heard Dec. 5 in the Senate Health Policy Committee on a seven-bill package that would reform Certificate of Need.
MHA In The News | December 06
On Dec. 4, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Director Robert Gordon announced the department’s new approach for strengthening Michigan’s behavioral health system.
Member News | December 06
Hospital leaders testified Dec. 5 before the Senate Health Policy and Human Services Committee, chaired by Sen. Curt VanderWall (R-Ludington), on bills that would make major changes to the Certificate of Need (CON) program in Michigan. 
Following a months-long budget stalemate, the state Legislature has moved forward with a supplemental budget that restores vital hospital funding in fiscal year (FY) 2020, which began Oct. 1.
Member News | December 05
On Dec. 4, the House Ways and Means Committee, chaired by Brandt Iden (R-Oshtemo) sent MHA-supported Senate Bill (SB) 340 to the full House. SB 340 would allow telepharmacy services to operate in Michigan.
December 05
Michigan hospitals and the Great Lakes Partners for Patients (GLPP) Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN) are working to combat sepsis. Driving Change is a monthly feature that highlights this work and provides resources to guide improvement.
There has been a proliferation of efforts to measure how various hospitals and doctors perform and no one has found the task easy. What processes should be measured? What kinds of changes improve performance?
Member News | December 05
On Dec. 4, the American Hospital Association and three other national organizations representing hospitals and health systems filed a lawsuit against the federal government, challenging the Nov. 15 final rule that requires hospitals to disclose their payer-specific negotiated payment rates.
Member News | December 05
Effective June 8, 2019, Livanta became the new Medicare Beneficiary and Family Centered Care Quality Improvement Organization (BFCC-QIO) for Michigan. Across the country, Livanta provides Medicare case review services for Medicare beneficiaries throughout 27 states and territories.
Member News | December 05
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