MHA Monday Report Dec. 16, 2019

Posted on December 16, 2019

Michigan Capitol BuildingLegislature Approves Supplemental Budget

On Dec. 10, the state Legislature approved a supplemental budget that restores vital hospital funding in fiscal year (FY) 2020, which began Oct. 1. The supplemental budget will restore some of the 147 line items that were vetoed by the governor …

U.S. Capitol buildingSurprise Billing Legislation Moves Forward in DC

A small group of federal lawmakers announced they have reached an agreement on legislation to address surprise medical billing, which would prohibit balance billing in certain scenarios and set government-mandated rates for out-of-network …

MHA BreakthroughRegister Now for MHA Breakthrough Event to Discuss Healthcare Transformation

Leaders are realizing that to meet the needs of their communities, they must consider the impact of social risk factors and broaden wellness and prevention. How do leaders begin to shift the dialogue? Where can they strike first to have …

Successful Lawsuit Reverses Medicare Payment Cuts to Grandfathered Off-campus Clinics

A recent lawsuit by the American Hospital Association and several hospitals against the Department of Health and Human Services successfully challenged outpatient clinic payment cuts implemented by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services ...

Michigan Health Endowment Fund CEO Paul Hillegonds opened the Age-Friendly Hospital System Action Community meeting Dec. 5.Participants in Age-Friendly Health System Action Community Hear from Experts

The MHA Keystone Center held an in-person meeting Dec. 5 for its Age-Friendly Health System Action Community, an initiative that was launched in October. Forty people from 10 participating organizations gathered to learn and share experiences …

Sponsor MHA Breakthrough to Make Exclusive Connections with Healthcare Leaders

Sponsorships and advertising continue to be accepted for Breakthrough, an experience that inspires and mobilizes organizations to pursue real change (see related article). In 2020, healthcare executives, senior leaders and trustees will discuss healthcare transformation …

MHA Endorsed Business PartnerWebinar Series Highlights Solutions from MHA Endorsed Business Partners

The MHA is hosting a series of webinars highlighting the cutting-edge and cost-effective solutions available to Michigan hospitals through its Endorsed Business Partner (EBP) program. The program launched last year to assist hospitals as they …

The Keckley Report

Paul KeckleyHospitals in the Eye of the Storm
“Last week, two seemingly unrelated events bracket well the reality for hospitals: they are a prime target for healthcare cost-cutters.”

Paul Keckley, Dec. 9, 2019

New to Know

Upcoming events and important healthcare news for the week of Dec. 16:

  • The Improvement Sprints (Falls & Readmissions) Onboarding Webinar from The Great Lakes Partners for Patients Hospital Innovation Improvement Network will take place from 2 to 3 p.m. Tuesday.

MHA in the News

Read recent coverage about the MHA, including a MiBiz article that recaps hospital testimony on a seven-bill package that would reform Certificate of Need.


  • MHA Monday Report Dec. 16, 2019

Tags: GLPP HIIN, webinar, advocacy, sponsorship, Endorsed Business Partner, state budget, surprise medical bills, Age-Friendly Health Systems Action Community, CON, Breakthrough

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