MHA Monday Report June 18, 2018

Posted on June 18, 2018

MHA Releases Draft Comments on Medicare FY 2019 IPPS Proposed Rule

The MHA has drafted comments in response to the proposed rule that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released to update the fiscal year (FY) 2019 inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS) effective Oct. 1 … Read more

Hospital Staffs Urged to Join Upcoming Medicare Wage Index Webinar

The MHA will host an educational webinar with Nova Consulting and Compliance, LLC, at 10 a.m. June 27 to review the latest information from the CMS for ensuring data is accurately reported for use in developing the FY 2020 wage index that will take effect Oct. 1, 2019 … Read more

Draft Comments Available on FY 2019 Medicare Post-acute Care Proposed Rules

The MHA has drafted comments on each of the proposed rules to update the Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) prospective payment system (PPS) for fiscal year (FY) 2019 for post-acute care settings … Read more

MHA Endorsed Business Partner Completes Recruiting Incentives Report

Merritt HawkinsEach year, Merritt Hawkins, an Endorsed Business Partner of the MHA and the nation’s leading physician search firm, completes its Review of Physician and Advanced Practitioner Recruiting IncentivesRead more

Patient Safety OrganizationMHA Keystone Center PSO Members Discuss Obstetrical Events at Safe Table

Pregnancy and childbirth is a special time in a family’s life. The World Health Organization estimates that 140 million women worldwide give birth annually. Unfortunately, some of these women experience adverse events that can lead to severe injury or death, including severe bleeding, infections and high blood pressure … Read more

The Keckley Report

The Stakes are High for Healthcare in the Mid-term Elections
Paul Keckley“The latest Wall Street Journal NBC News poll predicts healthcare will be the number one issue in the mid-term elections this November, ranking above the economy, trade and immigration.

“Judging from last week’s flurry of federal regulatory activity impacting healthcare, it’s clear DC policy wonks and campaign operatives are gearing up.”

Paul Keckley, June 11, 2018

News to Know

Upcoming events and important healthcare news for the week of June 18

  • Late June 13, the state Legislature completed its work on several bills as it wrapped up session prior to breaking for the summer. Among the legislation being sent to the governor is a budget omnibus bill, which contains the fiscal year 2018-2019 budgets for the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and several other state departments.
  • The MHA Keystone Center Patient Safety Organization’s Root Cause Analysis and Action (RCA²) Training will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday at Bronson Methodist Hospital, Kalamazoo.

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MHA in the News

Read recent coverage about the MHA, including an AP report on the latest efforts to reform Michigan’s auto no-fault insurance law and a article about efforts to regulate genetic counseling.  

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  • MHA Monday Report June 18, 2018

Tags: safe table, RCA2, occupational mix webinar, CMS, LTCH, IPF, PPS, SNF, IRF, Medicare Area Wage Index, comments, 2019 State Healthcare Budget, SB 897, 2019 IPPS, Endorsed Business Partner, Merritt Hawkins, FFS

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