MHA Monday Report Sept. 23, 2019

Posted on September 23, 2019

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Legislature Moves Forward on State Healthcare Budget

Capitol buildingOn Sept. 19, the Joint House and Senate Conference Committee on Health and Human Services reported its fiscal year (FY) 2020 budget recommendation, which takes significant steps to improve Medicaid reimbursement rates paid to …

Federal Judge Rules Favorably for Hospitals on Medicare Outpatient Payment Policy

A federal judge recently ruled in favor of hospitals in the December 2018 lawsuit filed by the American Hospital Association, the Association of American Medical Colleges, Mercy Health Muskegon and several others. The lawsuit was filed against ...  

Comments Due Sept. 27 on 2020 Medicare OPPS Proposed Rule; MHA Draft Available

The MHA’s draft comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) regarding the proposed rule to update the Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) outpatient prospective payment system (OPPS) are available online. As proposed …

Michigan Harvest Gathering Campaign Begins Oct. 2

Michigan Harvest GatheringThe Michigan Harvest Gathering (MHG), a one-of-a-kind emergency food program supported by Michigan hospitals, the Food Bank Council of Michigan’s (FBCM’s) member food banks and more than 3,000 community agencies, kicks off Oct. 2 at Hunter Park GardenHouse …

CON Commission Recommends Regulation of Immune Effector Cell Therapy

Regulation of Immune Effector Cell Therapy (IECT) was among the issues the state Certificate of Need (CON) Commission considered at its Sept. 19 meeting. IECT refers to a type of cancer treatment in which a patient’s immune cells …

Trustee Insights Newsletter Discusses Optimal Set of Quality Measures

The latest issue of Trustee Insights, the American Hospital Association’s monthly digital resource, is now available. This edition includes articles about measuring quality, the importance of providing a positive patient experience and updating …

The Keckley Report

The Story Lines about Healthcare are Incomplete and Unflattering
Paul Keckley“The attention healthcare gets these days is not flattering nor is it lending to a needed adult discussion about its future. Politicians in both major parties are dodging tough questions. Media are complicit in dumbing down relevant matters to the public. The result: the public’s views about healthcare are poorly informed but strongly held.”

Paul Keckley, Sept.16, 2019

News to Know

Upcoming events and important healthcare news for the week of Sept. 23:

  • The MHA Workplace Safety Collaborative: Addressing Violence in Healthcare Settings event will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Detroit Marriot Troy, Troy.
  • The MHA Safety & Quality Symposium will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Thursday at the Detroit Marriott Troy, Troy.
  • The MHA Women in Healthcare Data conference will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday at the Lansing Community College, West Campus.

MHA in the News

Read recent stories featuring the MHA, including an announcement from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services about extended grant funding for hospitals combatting the opioid epidemic and a story in about surprise billing.


  • MHA Monday Report Sept. 23, 2019

Tags: Symposium, Michigan Harvest Gathering, Medicare, OPPS, AHA, opioid, governance, health equity, workplace safety, 2020 State Healthcare Budget, disaster preparedness, healthcare data, CON Commission

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