MHA Monday Report Aug. 12, 2019

Posted on August 12, 2019

Inpatient Prospective Payment System Final Rule Released for Fiscal Year 2020

On Aug. 2, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a final rule to update the Medicare fee-for-service inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS) for fiscal year (FY) 2020, which begins Oct. 1, 2019. In the coming weeks …

Implicit Bias and Its Effect on Health Explored at Safety & Quality Symposium

Symposium: Engagement. Quality. Care. Addressing health disparities to ensure that all people receive the care they need, no matter their race or economic background, is currently one of the biggest challenges facing the American healthcare system. The failure to fashion an effective …

Final Rule Released for FY 2020 Long-term Acute-care Hospital Prospective Payment System

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released a final rule to update the Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) prospective payment system (PPS) for long-term acute-care hospitals (LTCHs) for fiscal year (FY) 2020, which begins Oct. 1 …

Final Rules Released on FY 2020 Post-acute Care Prospective Payment Systems

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released final rules to update the Medicare fee-for-service prospective payment systems (PPSs) for skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs), and inpatient psychiatric facilities (IPFs) …

Trustee Day at the Capitol Set to Prepare Governing Boards for Healthcare Advocacy

Michigan capitol buildingHealthcare governing board members recognize the uncertainty of healthcare policy dictated by federal and state lawmakers. One example is the recently passed law regarding Michigan’s auto no-fault insurance that gives Michigan drivers the option to purchase …

Interactive Event Offered to Address C. diff, Healthcare Innovation

Clostridium difficile (C. diff) is one of the most commonly transmitted healthcare-acquired infections. According to a 2015 study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, C. diff causes an estimated 500,000 infections and 15,000 deaths …

MHA Issues Statement on Death of Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson

The MHA family is saddened at the passing of L. Brooks Patterson Aug. 3. His long and successful career included much that enriched healthcare, not only in Oakland County, but across the state.

The Keckley Report

Healthcare Affordability: The Two Urgent Imperatives
Paul Keckley“The biggest threat to the U.S. healthcare system is its affordability. It is a menacing issue that impacts a large and growing majority in our society who think health costs are out of control. ...

“As widely noted on the Democratic debate stage last week, the U.S. spends more on its healthcare system than any other country. ... That distinction is widening and, in tandem, its affordability for U.S. consumers.”

Paul Keckley, Aug. 5, 2019

News to Know

Upcoming events and important healthcare news for the week of Aug. 12:

  • The MHA Keystone Center Age-Friendly Initiative Recruitment Webinar will take place from 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesday.
  • The Great Lakes Partners for Patients Hospital Improvement Innovation Network Diversity, Inclusion and Cultural Competency: Strategies for Advancing Health Equity event will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday at the Grand Traverse Resort near Traverse City.
  • Reimbursement Alliance Group will host a webinar Thursday to review the fiscal year (FY) 2020 Medicare inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS) final rule.


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Tags: Symposium, GLPP HIIN, webinar, trustee advocacy day, LTCH, IPF, SNF, IRF, health equity, wage index, events, IPPS, 2020 IPPS, MHA Workplace Safety Collaborative, Age-Friendly Health Systems Action Community

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