MHA Monday Report Oct. 7, 2019

Posted on October 07, 2019

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Governor Line-item Vetoes Healthcare Funding

Michigan Capitol BuildingGov. Gretchen Whitmer issued 147 line-item vetoes to the state budget Sept. 30, eliminating nearly $1 billion in spending, including $20.2 million in healthcare funding that would make key strides in protecting and improving access and quality …

Members from Bronson Healthcare Testifying before the House Health Policy CommitteeHospital Testimony Provided on Critical Incident Stress Management Bill

On Oct. 3, members of the Bronson Healthcare team testified before the House Health Policy Committee on behalf of medical providers living with critical incident stress to advocate for House Bill (HB) 4862. The bill would expand confidentiality protections …

Policies Issued to Eliminate Medicaid Rural Access Pool Funding

The Medical Services Administration (MSA) recently released concurrent proposed and final policies to rescind MSA 13-50 and eliminate the rural access pool funding for fiscal year (FY) 2020, which began Oct. 1, 2019. The MSA is discontinuing ...

Medicaid Pharmacy Drug Coverage to Transition from Health Plans to Fee-for-service

The Medical Services Administration (MSA) released a proposed policy Sept. 30 to transition all pharmacy drug coverage from Medicaid health plans (MHPs) to Medicaid fee-for-service (FFS), effective Dec. 1, 2019. This change is ...

(Left to right) MHA CEO Brian Peters; FBCM Executive Director Phillip Knight, PhD; Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson; and former Attorney General Bill Schuette display the MHA’s corporate donation during the 2019 Michigan Harvest Gathering campaign kickoff Oct. 2. MHA Makes Lead Gift to Michigan Harvest Gathering

On behalf of the MHA and its member hospitals, MHA CEO Brian Peters presented a $30,000 contribution to the Michigan Harvest Gathering (MHG) Oct. 2 as part of the MHG campaign kickoff media conference at Hunter Park GardenHouse, Lansing. Entering its 29th year ...

Amy Edmondson, PhD, discusses psychological safety at the MHA Safety and Quality SymposiumQuality Teams and Clinical Leaders Gather for Safety Events

The MHA recently hosted two premier events in Troy that focused on safety and drew healthcare quality and safety staffs and clinical leaders from across Michigan. The MHA Workplace Safety Collaborative: Addressing Violence in Healthcare Settings workshop ...

MHA Service Corporation Board Supports 2019-2020 MHA Strategic Action Plan

The MHA Service Corporation (MHASC) convened a meeting of its board Sept. 30 to engage in further strategic assessment and development of programs and services to support key initiatives in the 2019-2020 MHA action plan. The primary …

The Keckley Report

Survey Result: U.S. Employers Taking Health Matters into Their Own Hands
Paul Keckley“Employers play a key role in healthcare. Their insurance plans cover almost half (49%) of the entire population and contribute almost 90% of the operating margin in most hospitals. ...

“What has their attention now is health costs that are forecast to increase at least 5.5% annually for the next decade. What they’re sensing is that the health system—doctors, drug makers, hospitals, insurers—is ill-prepared to address their concern.”

Paul Keckley, Sept. 30, 2019

News to Know

Upcoming events and important healthcare news for the week of Oct. 7:

  • The MHA Keystone Center Patient Safety Organization Root Cause Analysis & Action (RCA²) Training will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday at the James B. Henry Center for Executive Development in Lansing.
  • The MHA Legislative Policy Panel will meet from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the MHA Capitol Advocacy Center in Lansing.
  • The Michigan Green Healthcare Conference will begin at 3 p.m. Wednesday and conclude at 4 p.m. Thursday.
  • On Sept. 26, the MHA submitted to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services its final comment letter on the fiscal year 2020 Medicare outpatient prospective payment system.

MHA in the News

Read recent coverage about the MHA, including a roundup of articles from publications across the state that include the MHA’s reaction to the governor's line-item vetoes in the state healthcare budget. 


  • MHA Monday Report Oct. 7, 2019

Tags: Symposium, Michigan Harvest Gathering, Medicaid, MHASC, workplace safety, CISM, FY 2020 Budget, EBP, rural access, OB stabilization

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