Posted on February 12, 2018
The MDHHS recently provided the MHA with information related to current Medicaid provider enrollment requirements. In short, to comply with federal screening requirements, all providers who serve Michigan Medicaid beneficiaries are required to be enrolled in the Michigan Medicaid program effective Jan. 1, 2018 ... Read more
Gov. Rick Snyder presented his executive budget recommendation to the Legislature Feb. 7, encompassing fiscal year (FY) 2019. The budget recommendation protects key hospital and health system priorities related to access and education ... Read more
The latest episode of the MiCare Champion Cast covers vaccinations and raises awareness about serious vaccine-preventable illnesses in Michigan, including the flu and hepatitis A. The episode includes an interview with Veronica McNally of Oakland County, founder of the Franny Strong Foundation ... Read more
To deliver high-quality equitable care, providers must eliminate health and healthcare disparities that continue to exist for far too many racially, ethnically and culturally diverse individuals. Boards should consider cultural competency training, increasing diversity in leadership and governance, and unconventional community partnerships to help the organization break down disparities ... Read more
Myers and Stauffer LC, Michigan’s contractor for the federally mandated Medicaid disproportionate share hospital (DSH) audits, will distribute information requests to hospitals in the next few weeks for the fiscal year (FY) 2015 DSH audits. Hospital responses are due to Myers and Stauffer March 30 ... Read more
Is the Amazon, JP Morgan, Berkshire Hathaway Venture Armageddon for Healthcare as We Know It?
“Last Tuesday, a trio of corporate heavy weights announced they were joining forces to fix the U.S. healthcare system. The CEOs of the three—Jeff Bezos of Amazon, Warren Buffet of Berkshire Hathaway, and Jamie Dimon of JP Morgan, vowed to create ‘an independent company that is free from profit-making incentives and constraints...to provide simplified, high-quality and transparent healthcare at a reasonable cost.’
“Details about the proposed venture are limited but it nonetheless sent shock waves across the industry.”
Paul Keckley, Feb. 5, 2018
Upcoming events and important healthcare news for the week of Feb. 12:
- The Great Lakes Partners for Patients (GLPP) Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN) High Reliability Organization (HRO) Monthly Content Webinar “Safer Systems – The Role of Human Factors in Patient Safety” will take place from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13.
Read recent coverage about the MHA, including an article from Crain’s Detroit Business on a recent proposal to repeal Michigan auto no-fault insurance system ... Read more
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