Upcoming events and important healthcare news for the week of Jan. 22. Read More
Member News | January 20
The Medical Services Administration (MSA) recently notified providers of the annual update to the Medicaid outpatient prospective payment system (OPPS) and ambulatory surgical center (ASC) payment factor.  Read More
Member News | January 19
The MHA’s new major membership meeting Breakthrough will be held Feb. 22 and 23 at the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa near Traverse City. Both the early registration discount and the discounted resort room rate expire Jan 31.  Read More
Member News | January 19
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) recently issued a draft proposed policy regarding the April 1 launch of the MI Marketplace Option and is seeking stakeholder input by Feb. 16. ​ Read More
Readmission following hospitalization is common, expensive and frequently preventable. Conversely, evidence has shown that unplanned readmissions are often associated with lower quality of care. Read More
Sam R. Watson, MSA, CPPS, senior vice president of patient safety and quality, MHA Keystone Center, spoke with Paul W. Smith on WJR about the MHA’s new hospital transparency website, VerifyMICare.org on Jan. 17. Read More
MHA In The News | January 17
WCMU Public Radio reported on the launch of the MHA’s new hospital transparency website, VerifyMICare.org, on Jan. 16 and interviewed Sam R. Watson, MSA, CPPS, senior vice president of patient safety and quality, MHA Keystone Center. Read More
MHA In The News | January 16
A new website — VerifyMICare.org — launched today by the Michigan Health & Hospital Association (MHA) gives consumers and patients easy access to important information about the quality of healthcare provided at hospitals across the state. Read More
Weekly news and updates from the MHA. Read More
Monday Report | January 15
Upcoming events and important healthcare news for the week of Jan. 15. Read More
Member News | January 13
As part of a national effort to bring attention to a lack of federal funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), the MHA joined member hospitals, the American Hospital Association, and a coalition of state and national organizations and healthcare providers for a Day of Action ... Read More
On Jan. 11, the state treasurer and the directors of the House and Senate fiscal agencies convened the state’s annual January revenue estimating conference.  Read More
The MHA is accepting nominations for its 2018 Ludwig Community Benefit Award until the close of business Feb. 16. The award is named for Patric E. Ludwig, former MHA president and Bronson Healthcare Group president, and honors Michigan hospitals that demonstrate outstanding community benefit by ... Read More
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced Jan. 9 the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Advanced (BPCI Advanced) program, a new Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) voluntary bundled payment model.  Read More
Member News | January 11
The MHA Health Foundation webinar “Understanding Medicare Telemedicine Billing Guidelines” will examine telemedicine billing processes and guidelines for documentation and much more.  Read More
Member News | January 11
Weekly news and updates from the MHA. Read More
Monday Report | January 08
Upcoming events and important healthcare news for the week of  Jan. 8.  Read More
Member News | January 06
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has developed a summary of a January 2017 survey on the policies, procedures and barriers to vaccination of healthcare personnel (HCP) in long-term-care facilities (LTCFs).  Read More
The number of Medicare beneficiaries entering hospitals as observation patients doubled between 2006 and 2014 to nearly 1.9 million, according to figures from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).  Read More
Member News | January 05
In late November, the Medical Services Administration (MSA) released a final policy to update and clarify Medicaid managed care provider enrollment requirements.  Read More
Member News | January 04
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