MHA Monday Report Oct. 15, 2018

Posted on October 15, 2018

MAHP Deputy Director Jeffrey Romback speaks to members of the MHA Legislative Policy Panel.MAHP Deputy Director Addresses MHA Legislative Policy Panel

The MHA Legislative Policy Panel convened its first meeting of the program year Oct. 4 and developed recommendations for the MHA Board of Trustees on legislative initiatives impacting Michigan hospitals. The meeting was highlighted by a special …

Cathy Semer (left) and Josephine Jabara accepted 2018 Michigan Green Healthcare Awards Oct. 10.Sustainability Champions Recognized at Michigan Green Healthcare Conference

The Michigan Green Healthcare Conference was held Oct. 9 and 10 in Grand Rapids to energize and update sustainability officers, dieticians, clinicians, engineers and others with a passion for reducing the ecological footprint of the healthcare …

Registration Deadline Extended for Healthcare Board Member Workshop

Engaged boards lead to better outcomes when it comes to effective hospital governance and leadership that promotes quality and safety. However, the road to effective board governance is not always instinctive, which is why the MHA offers …

Enforcement of Medicaid Provider Enrollment Proposed for Jan. 1

The 21st Century Cures Act was signed into law in December 2016, requiring Medicaid enrollment of providers that render services to Medicaid beneficiaries, regardless of whether services are provided through Medicaid fee-for-service or Medicaid managed …

Participants Named for Medicare Bundled Payment for Care Improvement - Advanced Model

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced participants for the Medicare Bundled Payment for Care Improvement – Advanced (BPCIA) payment model that began Oct. 1 and will run through Dec. 31, 2023. Nationally, there …

MHA Health Foundation Webinar Reviews Transitions in Care

Care transitions have become much more than moving a patient out of the hospital. Patients should receive care in the most appropriate setting, and everyone involved in a patient’s care must engage with each other to manage cost …

The Keckley Report

For Employer Sponsored Health Benefits, There's Good News and Bad News
Paul Keckley“The future for employer-sponsored health insurance coverage is a mixed bag. The good news is that employees value these benefits, and employers play a more significant role in health system transformation.

“The bad news is, employers' traditional benefits strategies might not be enough to control costs while keeping their workforce healthy and happy.”

Paul Keckley, Oct. 9, 2018

News to Know

Upcoming events and important healthcare news for the week of Oct. 15:

  • The MHA Keystone Center Patient Safety Organization (PSO) Safe Table will take place from noon to 3 p.m. Tuesday at the VisTaTech Center - Schoolcraft College, Livonia.
  • The MHA Keystone Center will host Great Lakes Partners for Patients Hospital Improvement Innovation Network Critical Care Simulations Thursday at Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine, Kalamazoo, providing morning and afternoon sessions.
  • The MHA Keystone Center will host a Great Lakes Partners for Patients Hospital Innovation Improvement Network Ventilator Management Safety Session Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at MHA headquarters, Okemos.
  • The MHA Keystone Center PSO will host the Successful Patient Safety Organization Protections: Lessons Learned from Ingalls Memorial Hospital webinar Thursday from 1 to 2:30 p.m.
  • The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) offers one-day conferences each fall to provide healthcare professionals and students with the latest information on immunization issues.
  • The race for U.S. Senate between incumbent Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow and Republican John James is the subject of this week’s MHA Election 2018 Race of the Week installment.
  • Celebrate the Power of Rural Nov. 15! The National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) states that more than 60 million people live and work in rural America.


  • MHA Monday Report Oct. 15, 2018

Tags: Patient Safety and Quality, Patient Safety Organization, MAPS, Medicaid, readmissions, bundled payments, Green Healthcare, governance, CHAMPS, rural health, BPCI Advanced program, Election 2018, workplace safety, safe tables, MHA Race of the Week

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