MHA Monday Report Sept. 30, 2019

Posted on September 30, 2019

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Legislature Approves State Healthcare Budget

Michigan capitol buildingOn Sept. 24, the Michigan Legislature approved Senate Bill (SB) 139, the fiscal year (FY) 2020 conference report for the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) budget, which takes significant steps to improve Medicaid reimbursement …

Healthy Michigan Plan logoGovernor Signs Bill to Improve Compliance with Medicaid Work Requirement, Delays Other Changes

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed Senate Bill (SB) 362 into law Sept. 23, which makes it easier for Healthy Michigan Plan beneficiaries to comply with Medicaid work requirements, and delayed other upcoming changes that could impact …

Auto No-fault Benefits from Michigan Assigned Claims Plan Not Capped Until July 2020

Michigan's auto no-fault systemOn Sept. 24, the Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS) issued an order protecting auto no-fault benefits for auto accident survivors who need benefits from the Michigan Assigned Claims Plan (MACP). Pursuant to DIFS Order 19-049-M ...

Federal Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital Allotment Reduction Method Finalized

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published a final rule Sept. 25 that outlines the method to determine federal Affordable Care Act-related Medicaid disproportionate share hospital (DSH) allotment reductions for fiscal years (FYs) 2020 …

Keystone Annual Report CoverNew Report Highlights Transformation, Improvement Among Michigan Hospitals

The MHA Keystone Center released its 2018-2019 annual report Sept. 30. The report, Transformation through Collaboration, reflects on the challenges patients and healthcare providers face daily – from healthcare-related complications to workplace safety – and what Michigan hospitals …

Michigan Green Healthcare CommitteeMichigan Green Healthcare Conference Begins in Just Days

Reducing healthcare’s environmental impact is the focus of the Oct. 9-10 MHA Michigan Green Healthcare Conference. Healthcare facilities can make significant steps toward reducing their carbon footprints, and industry experts will explain how at this …

Speak Up 2018 winnersMHA Keystone Center Honors Spectrum Health Lakeland Nurses with Annual Speak-up! Award

On Sept. 26, the MHA Keystone Center honored two Lakeland Hospital Niles nurses – Lori Engler, RN, and Crystal Watson, RN – with the 2018 annual MHA Keystone Center Speak-up! Award at the MHA Safety and Quality Symposium …

Michigan Implements Membership in Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Commission

At the end of 2018, the governor signed MHA-supported Public Acts 524 and 563 of 2018, which made Michigan a member of the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Commission (IMLCC). This is based on model legislation nationwide to allow …

Twitter Chat Engages Members and Partner Organizations to Discuss Sepsis

The MHA Keystone Center hosted a one-hour Twitter chat Sept. 19 that convened national and state experts, MHA Keystone Center-member hospitals and several of its partner organizations, including MPRO, the Wisconsin Hospital Association, the Illinois Health ...

The Keckley Report

The Conundrum of Personal Accountability in Healthcare
Paul Keckley“There is consensus that the delivery and financing of care cannot be optimized without a more meaningful focus on personal accountability. The choices individuals make about where they live, the habits they form, relationships they build, providers they use and dollars they spend drive the costs of care in their households, our communities and society.”

Paul Keckley, Sept. 23, 2019

News to Know

Upcoming events and important healthcare news for the week of Sept. 30:

  • The Hospital Affiliated Legislative Officers will meet from 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesday at the MHA Capitol Advocacy Center, Lansing.
  • The Great Lakes Partners for Patients Hospital Improvement Innovation Network Sepsis Simulation Train the Trainer event will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at the Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine, Kalamazoo.
  • The MHA Council on Children’s Health will meet from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Friday at MHA headquarters, Okemos.
  • The MHA Quality & Accountability Committee will meet from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Friday at MHA headquarters, Okemos.
  • The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is reminding hospitals about the dangers of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE).

Adam CarlsonMHA in the News

Read recent coverage about the MHA, including a story from Crain’s Detroit Business on the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services budget and a story from Mlive on challenges with behavioral health services in the state.


  • MHA Monday Report Sept. 30, 2019

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