MHA Monday Report Oct. 22, 2018

Posted on October 22, 2018

Hospital Informative Session Offered on New State Licensing and Regulation Platform

The Bureau of Professional Licensing, housed in the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA), is transitioning to a new licensing and regulation platform called the Michigan Professional Licensing User System (MiPLUS) in May 2019 for all …

Medicare Fee-for-Service Premiums and Deductibles Announced for 2019

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced that the Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) Part A deductible for inpatient hospital services will increase by $24 to $1,364, effective Jan. 1. The Part A daily coinsurance amounts, also …

New Medicare Cards Being Sent to Previously Enrolled Michigan Beneficiaries

As previously reported, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is required to remove Social Security Numbers (SSNs) from all Medicare cards to deter identity theft. The agency is replacing the SSN-based Health Insurance Claim Number …

Michigan Healthcare Human Resources ConferenceMichigan Healthcare Human Resources Conference Set for April 11

The MHA Service Corporation and the Michigan Healthcare Human Resources Association are again partnering to present the Michigan Healthcare Human Resources Conference. This conference provides a great opportunity for all Michigan healthcare human resource professionals to …

Michigan's Opioid EpidemicNational Hospital Care Survey Collects Data to Inform the Opioid Epidemic

The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), part of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, collects electronic data on patient care in hospital-based settings and describes patterns of healthcare delivery and utilization in the …

The Keckley Report

The Three Most Likely Coalitions Who Will Define the Future of the U.S. Healthcare System
Paul Keckley“Last week, the U.S. Department of Justice granted conditional approval to the $69 billion merger of Aetna and CVS ...

“It follows a series of mega deals that have reshaped the healthcare landscape in recent months: Cigna’s acquisition of Express Scripts, ... Amazon’s acquisition of Pill Pak and venture with JPMorgan and Berkshire Hathaway among others.

“These combinations come at a time of unprecedented turmoil in our industry. What’s at stake is the authorship of its next chapter. But it’s unclear who will emerge to lead its transformation.”

Paul Keckley, Oct. 16, 2018

News to Know

Upcoming events and important healthcare news for the week of Oct. 22:

  • The 2018 MHA Communications Retreat will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Henry Center for Executive Development, Lansing. 
  • The MHA Keystone Center Fall 2018 Workshop will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday at the JW Marriott Grand Rapids.
  • The MHA Quality & Accountability Committee will meet from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Friday at MHA headquarters, Okemos.
  • The race for Michigan Attorney General is highlighted in this week’s MHA Election 2018 Race of the Week feature.


  • MHA Monday Report Oct. 22, 2018

Tags: Medicare, Healthcare Human Resources Conference, MBI, HICN, CMS, FFS, opioid, prescription drugs, professional licensing, LARA, Fall Workshop, events, MHA Communications Retreat, MHA Race of the Week, National Hospital Care Survey, CDC

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