MHA Monday Report Nov. 5, 2018

Posted on November 05, 2018

MiCare Champion Cast logoNew Podcast Episode Previews Nov. 6 Election

Voters will be heading to the polls Tuesday, Nov. 6, and casting ballots for the key decision-makers on healthcare policy for the next two to four years. The latest episode of the MiCare Champion Cast, the MHA’s podcast …

Matthew Allswede, MD, FACOG, OB residency faculty member, Sparrow Hospital, Lansing, discuss suggested changes to the midwifery draft rules before they move forward in the administrative rules process.MHA, Hospitals Join Healthcare Community to Share Concerns on Midwifery Draft Rules

Draft rules addressing the licensing of midwives in Michigan received a public hearing on Oct. 30. The rules stem from a law passed by the Michigan Legislature in late 2016 requiring the licensing of midwives, also known as …

2019 MHA Event Sponsorship, Advertising Opportunities Now Available

The MHA is celebrating its 100-year anniversary in 2019. In reflecting on the many changes that the association and its members have experienced during the last century, one constant emerges: the power of relationships. The connections …

Medicare Final Rule Released for 2019 Physician Fee Schedule

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released a final rule to update the Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) physician fee schedule (PFS) payment rates and policies for calendar year 2019. Highlights ...

Michele Harris, McLaren Flint receives a certificate from Gary Roth, DO, MBA, FACOS, FCCM, FACS, chief medical officer, MHA, for McLaren’s storyboard presentation on C. diff infection reduction.Members Gather to Learn About Critical Care Issues, Burnout Prevention

The MHA Keystone Center held its annual Fall Workshop Oct. 23 at the JW Marriott, Grand Rapids. The event drew more than 100 nurses, critical care educators, intensivists, care transition coordinators and quality improvement professionals to learn how to drive …

CMS Releases 2019 Medicare Home Health Final Rule

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released a final rule to update the Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) home health (HH) prospective payment system (PPS) for calendar year 2019 …

Pat Posa, RN, BSN, MSA, facilitates a Critical Care Simulation at Western Michigan University School of Medicine, Kalamazoo.MHA Keystone Center Hosts Simulation-Based Critical Care Education for Members

In 2017, the MHA Keystone Center hosted five simulations throughout Michigan that focused on sepsis. Due to great success, the MHA Keystone Center added more simulations in 2018 to help Great Lakes Partners for Patients Hospital Improvement …

News to Know

Upcoming events and important healthcare news for the week of Nov. 5:

  • Election Day is Tuesday. This week’s Race of the Week article, the final in the series, takes a look at the race for Secretary of State.
  • The MHA Keystone Center Patient Safety Organization will host the Outcome Engenuity Just Culture Certification Course from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at the MHA headquarters.
  • The MHA Health Information Technology Strategy Committee meeting will take place from noon to 3 p.m. Tuesday at the MHA headquarters.
  • The Informational Session on New State Licensing and Regulation Platform will take place from 3 to 4 p.m. Thursday at the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs.

Laura AppelMHA in the News

Read recent coverage about the MHA, including a Nov. 1 Detroit Free Press article, that features insights from Laura Appel, senior vice president and chief innovation officer at the MHA, about the impact of the Affordable Care Act on Michigan five years after the program launched.


  • MHA Monday Report Nov. 5, 2018

Tags: MHA Keystone Center, Medicare, home health, PPS, professional licensing, LARA, Fall Workshop, podcast, sponsorship, Just Culture, Medicare fee-for-services, critical care simulations, physician fee schedule, Election 2018, midwives, Public Act 417 of 2016

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