MHA Monday Report Feb. 26, 2018

Posted on February 26, 2018

Calley Urges Health Systems to Use State Funding to Integrate with MAPS

Lt. Gov. Brian Calley sent a letter to all health systems and hospitals in Michigan Feb. 22 urging them to integrate their existing electronic health records (EHR) with the Michigan Automated Prescription System (MAPS) as part of the fight against opioid misuse ... Read more

Resources Available for BPCI Advanced Model

As reported Jan. 11, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the Bundled Payment for Care Initiative Advanced (BPCI Advanced) program, a voluntary Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) 90-day episode payment model ... Read more

MHA Keystone Center Instrumental in Reducing Maternal Morbidity

Recent numbers released by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists show that the efforts of the Michigan Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health (MI AIM) have decreased the rate of severe maternal morbidity in Michigan by 10.5 percent since 2015 ... Read more

Danielle Gebolys, RN, was recently presented with the MHA Keystone Center Speak-up! Award at Beaumont HospitalDearborn Nurse Speaks Up for Safety

The MHA Keystone Center presented the quarterly MHA Keystone Center Speak-up! Award Feb. 20 to Danielle Gebolys, RN, a nurse at Beaumont Hospital, Dearborn ... Read more

New Advancing Safe Care Award Will Honor Healthcare Teams

Michigan hospitals are tackling issues daily to make care safer and more reliable. Hospitals across the state are committed to transparency regarding the quality of care provided to their patients and providing world-class care to different patient populations ... Read more

Safe Table Builds on Previous RCA² Trainings

The MHA Keystone Center hosted a safe table Feb. 21 in Livonia. Safe tables offer a legally protected environment for MHA Keystone Center Patient Safety Organization (PSO) members to discuss a variety of patient safety topics that hospitals are currently facing ... Read more

Medicare Advantage Enrollment Continues to Rise

Medicare Advantage (MA) enrollment in Michigan totaled approximately 812,000 in January, an increase of 85,000 beneficiaries since October. The January MA enrollment is spread across 34 MA plans that are currently operating in the state, with approximately 41 percent of Michigan's 2 million Medicare beneficiaries covered by an MA plan ... Read more

The Keckley Report

Paul KeckleyHospital Employment of Physicians: The Realities Today, Challenges Tomorrow
“In the past month, I’ve participated in 3 planning sessions with coalitions of independent medical groups of orthopedists, oncologists and ophthalmologists seeking to remain self-employed while remaining competitive. … I hear a similar refrain from my physician friends: they want to maintain their independence and see hospital employment as a slippery slope to be avoided. And in meetings with hospital system leaders and boards, there’s growing recognition that hospital employment of physicians is a burgeoning challenge in their organizations.”

Paul Keckley, Feb. 19, 2018

News to Know

Upcoming events and important healthcare news for the week of Feb. 26:

  • The MHA Health Foundation webinar “Compliance with New Home Health Conditions of Participation” will take place from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Thursday.
  • The MHA Council on Children’s Health will meet from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Friday at MHA headquarters.
  • Applications for the Foster G. McGaw Prize for Excellence in Community Service are due no later than April 6.

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MHA in the News

Sam WatsonRead recent coverage about the MHA, including an article featuring an interview with Sam Watson, senior vice president for patient safety and quality at the MHA and executive director of the MHA Keystone Center, from MiBiz on the newly launched VerifyMICare hospital transparency website … Read more


  • MHA Monday Report Feb. 26, 2018

Tags: MI AIM, PSO, webinar, Medicare Advantage, Speak-up! Award, safe table, McGaw Prize, VerifyMICare, BPCI Advanced, Bundled Payment for Care Initiative Advanced, Advancing Safe Care Award, healthcare teams, maternal, morbidity

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