MHA Monday Report Dec. 17, 2018

Posted on December 17, 2018

Members Urged to Contact Legislators in Response to Last-minute Auto No-fault Effort

Michigan's auto no-fault systemThe MHA is urging its members to contact their state legislators and ask them to vote no on any effort to dismantle Michigan’s auto no-fault insurance law in the final days of the lame-duck session. The association has learned …

Michigan's capitol buildingLegislative Schedule Enters Final Week of 2018 Session

The Legislature has one week remaining in its legislative schedule for 2018. More than 250 bills have passed from the House or Senate chamber in the first three weeks of action, marking an increase in activity compared …

Breakthrough. Connect. Learn. Lead.Breakthrough Explores Creation of a High-performing Workforce

As hospitals shift from inpatient to outpatient volume, automate workflow and seek skill sets outside of traditional healthcare professions, leaders must prepare workforce strategies that are forward-thinking, consumer-centric, flexible and innovative. Breakthrough includes a plenary session …

Michigan Harvest GatheringMichigan Harvest Gathering Participation Tackles Food Insecurity

With the conclusion of the 2018 Michigan Harvest Gathering, the MHA and its members have contributed nearly 40,000 pounds of food and more than $60,000 to help feed the 1.6 million people who are suffering from hunger in …

Materials Available from Dec. 10 OPPS Webinar

The MHA, along with DataGen, recently hosted a national webinar to review the final rule to update the Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) outpatient prospective payment system (OPPS), effective Jan. 1, 2019. Materials and a recording are available for …

The Keckley Report

Paul KeckleyHealthcare Spending: Have We Reached a Tipping Point?
“Last week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released its report on National Health Expenditures (NHE) for 2017. ...

My conclusion: in spite of the spending slowdown last year, U.S. healthcare is at a tipping point due to its spending habits, the inadequacy of current solutions, and the public’s growing discontent.

Paul Keckley, Dec. 10, 2018

New to Know

Upcoming events and important healthcare news for the week of Dec. 17:

  • The MHA Monday Report will not be published Dec. 24 or 31 in recognition of the Christmas and New Year holidays.
  • The MHA Physicians in Healthcare Leadership Council will meet from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19, at MHA headquarters in Okemos.
  • The MHA Person & Family Engagement Advisory Council will meet virtually from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20.


  • MHA Monday Report Dec. 17, 2018

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