MHA Monday Report Jan. 8, 2018

Posted on January 08, 2018

BreakthroughBreakthrough Provides Opportunity to Learn and Connect in New Year

The MHA’s new major membership meeting, Breakthrough embraces innovative formats, welcomes a broad spectrum of leaders from the C-suite to the board table, and delivers unprecedented insight and knowledge … Read more

Managed Care Organizations Providing Medicaid Services Must Enroll in CHAMPS

In late November, the Medical Services Administration (MSA) released a final policy to update and clarify Medicaid managed care provider enrollment requirements. Effective Jan. 1, 2018, individuals and entities are required to be screened and enrolled in the Michigan Medicaid program … Read more 

Improvement Needed in Vaccination of Healthcare Personnel Providing LTC Services

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

MHA Keystone Center Celebrates 15-year Anniversary

Celebrating 15 years of safe careThe MHA Keystone Center will achieve a significant milestone this year: its 15th anniversary. In 2003, a statewide quality collaborative was born through the innovative leadership and foresight of the MHA Board of Trustees … Read more

Webinar Reviews Coding, Billing and Financial Impacts of Observation Services

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 

MHA Keystone Center Continues Simulations on Sepsis, Adds Topics

The MHA Keystone Center will continue its focus on sepsis in the upcoming year. The organization will offer sepsis simulations to its members in 2018, as well as other educational offerings, such as webinars and regional learning sessions … Read more 

The Keckley Report

2018: A Make or Break Year for Hospitals
Paul Keckley“Happy New Year! If you own stock, 2017 was a good year: the Dow closed Friday at 24,719—up 25% for the year, its 4th strongest on record since 1997. …

“But if you run hospitals, practice medicine, operate a post-acute business or a public health program, 2017 was a mixed bag and 2018 promises to be a make or break year. ‘Reimbursement rate increases below inflation coupled with the continued swelling of staffing and technology expenses will put a damper on not-for-profit and public healthcare next year’ Moody’s noted in its December 4 forecast.”

Paul Keckley, Jan. 2, 2018 

News to Know

Upcoming events and important healthcare news for the week of Jan. 8:

  • The MHA Health Information Technology Strategy Committee will meet from 3 to 4 p.m. Monday via a telephone conference call.
  • A one-day Health Sector Emergency Preparedness Course will be available Jan. 22 in Okemos, Jan. 23 in Saginaw and Jan. 24 in Clinton Township.
  • Applications for the 2018 Michigan State Loan Repayment Program (MSLRP) must be complete and postmarked from Feb. 5 through 9 for consideration.

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MHA in the News

Read recent articles about the MHA, including a article featuring an interview with Laura Appel, the MHA’s senior vice president and chief innovation officer, on what’s to come for the Affordable Care Act in 2018. 

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  • MHA Monday Report Jan. 8, 2018

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