MHA Monday Report Oct. 14, 2019

Posted on October 14, 2019

Michigan state capitol buildingLegislation Introduced to Restore Vetoed Budget Items

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Sen. Curt VanderWall (R-Ludington) with Shannon Striebich, president, St. Joseph Mercy Oakland Hospital and chair of the Legislative Policy Panel.Sen. Curt VanderWall Speaks to Legislative Policy Panel

The MHA Legislative Policy Panel convened its first meeting of the program year Oct. 9 to discuss legislative initiatives that could impact Michigan hospitals. The meeting was highlighted by a presentation from Senate Health Policy and Human …

DHHS Issues Proposed Policy Implementing Healthy Michigan Plan Work Requirements

Healthy Michigan Plan logoThe Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) recently issued a notice of proposed policy to implement work requirements and update healthy behavior requirements for Healthy Michigan Plan (HMP) enrollees. The work requirements take effect …

Legislation on Licensed Professional Counselors Moves to Senate

The MHA is working on behalf of licensed professional counselors (LPCs) to maintain their current, longstanding scope of practice and patients’ access to care by behavioral health professionals. This effort involves both proposed rule changes through the …

Age-Friendly Health Systems Action CommunityMichigan Hospitals Launch Initiative to Improve Healthcare, Lower Costs for Older Adults

On Oct. 8, the Michigan Health & Hospital Association (MHA) Keystone Center announced the launch of an effort funded by the Michigan Health Endowment Fund to make health systems across Michigan more age-friendly and better serve older Michigan residents…

Changes Proposed for Physician Self-referral, Anti-kickback Regulations

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services recently released proposed revisions to the federal anti-kickback and physician self-referral (Stark law) rules. These revisions are intended to allow flexibility in value-based payment arrangements and coordinated care…

MHA Rounds Brian Peters, MHA CEOCEO Report: Michigan Harvest Gathering

MHA CEO Brian Peters reflects on the MHA's 22 years of participating in the Michigan Harvest Gathering and the importance of addressing food insecurity.

Michigan Green Healthcare Conference participants hear from environmental health expert Gary Cohen.

Michigan Green Healthcare Conference Provided Insights for Environmental Sustainability

Participants from across Michigan and throughout the state’s healthcare sector gathered in Novi Oct. 10 to learn how their facilities can protect the planet while caring for patients. The 2019 MHA Michigan Green Healthcare Conference included ...

Gwen MacKenzie discusses the state of data science research.MHA Event Explored How Data Science Advancement Improves Healthcare

Healthcare data professionals gathered in Lansing Sept. 27 for the MHA Women in Healthcare Data event. Participants heard from highly knowledgeable healthcare experts on the latest trends in healthcare data science and how the advancement of …

The Keckley Report

Paul KeckleyMedicare in Campaign 2020: Game On
“Three news items from the first week of Fiscal Year 2020 are pivotal to 2020 plans for healthcare investors, operators and policymakers. They focus on the future of Medicare.”

Paul Keckley, Oct. 7, 2019

News to Know

Upcoming events and important healthcare news for the week of Oct. 14:

  • The 2019 MHA Trustee Day at the Capitol will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. Tuesday at the MHA Capitol Advocacy Center, Lansing.
  • The Hospital Affiliated Legislative Officers will meet from 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesday at the MHA Capitol Advocacy Center, Lansing.
  • The Implementation Science Healthcare Performance Improvement Certification Course: In-Person Bootcamp Event will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday at the James B. Henry Center for Executive Development, Lansing.
  • Applications are being accepted through Nov. 25 for the 2020 American Hospital Association (AHA) Dick Davidson NOVA Award, which recognizes outstanding collaboration by hospitals and health systems for healthier communities.
  • Due to revised rates and factors in the fiscal year 2020 Inpatient Prospective Payment System/Long-term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System final rule correction notice, Medicare Administrative Contractors will hold claims with discharge dates on or after Oct. 1 through Oct. 21, 2019.


  • MHA Monday Report Oct. 14, 2019

Tags: Michigan Green Healthcare Conference, HALO, AHA, LTCH, Medicaid Work Requirement, IPPS, Women in Healthcare Data, Age-Friendly Health Systems Action Community, FY 2020 Budget, Trustee Day, LPCs, HB 4325, Implementation Science, Stark law

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