MHA Monday Report July 15, 2019

Posted on July 15, 2019

Webinar to Cover Michigan’s New Auto No-fault Law Impact on Hospitals

Michigan's auto no-fault systemThe MHA is developing resources and hosting a members-only webinar July 16 to assist hospitals as they prepare for the impacts of upcoming changes to Michigan’s automobile no-fault insurance system, which became law in May. Provisions of the …

New Laws Streamline Hospice Patient Care

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed two MHA-supported bills July 8 that will amend the opioid bill package passed last session. Public Act (PA) 42 of 2019 and PA 43 of 2019 will exempt hospice patients from the requirement that a bona fide …

MHA Rounds Brian Peters, MHA CEOCEO Report: Top Nine Successes from the 2018-2019 Program Year

MHA CEO Brian Peters recaps the top nine successes from the 2018-2019 program year in his latest CEO Report.

Implementation of CMS “Exact Match” Outpatient Edits Delayed to Oct. 1

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced a delay in the proposed July 1 activation of the “exact match” edits for Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) outpatient prospective payment system (OPPS) claims for services provided at …

Certification Course to Assess Barriers, Change Behavior

Implementation Science Healthcare Performance Improvement Certification The MHA Keystone Center, in conjunction with Northville-based Vlasic & Roth, is hosting a multifaceted, innovative certification training program on implementation science. The importance of obtaining this certification is outlined in a short video. Implementation science …

MHA Workplace Safety CollaborativeRegister Now for MHA Workplace Safety Collaborative Workshop Addressing Violence

Registration is now open for the MHA Workplace Safety Collaborative: Addressing Violence in Healthcare Settings taking place Sept. 25 at the Detroit Marriott Troy. The interactive workshop is part of the ongoing MHA workplace safety collaborative …

Webinar Addresses Compliance with New Rules on Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals

Recently, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) passed regulations that will affect healthcare facilities where pharmaceuticals are administered and sold. These regulations apply to handling, storage and transportation of hazardous waste pharmaceuticals. The MHA …

Philip H. McCorkle Jr.Former MHA Board Member Philip H. McCorkle Jr. Has Passed Away

Funeral services were held July 11 for Philip H. McCorkle Jr., who passed away July 2 after battling cancer. In 2013, McCorkle retired as president and CEO of Mercy Health Saint Mary’s, Grand Rapids, as the hospital’s …

The Keckley Report

Three Reasons Medicare Advantage (MA) is a Viable Framework for America’s Health System: A Strategic Perspective
Paul Keckley“Since the 1970’s, seniors have had an option to use traditional fee-for-service Medicare or opt for a private managed care alternative. In 2003, in the Medicare Modernization Act, the fundamental strategy for Medicare Advantage was authorized: seniors would have an alternative to traditional fee-for-service Medicare wherein private insurers would compete to offer coordinated health while assuming financial risks for results. The federal government would pay plans a capitated rate and encourage them to compete for enrollees based on supplemental benefits and service delivery.

“After 16 years, it’s fair to say Medicare Advantage has worked reasonably well. Here’s why.”

Paul Keckley, July 8, 2019

News to Know

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

  • Applications for the American Hospital Association’s 2020 Quest for Quality Prize will be accepted through Sept. 30, 2019.


  • MHA Monday Report July 15, 2019

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