MHA Monday Report Dec. 23, 2019

Posted on December 23, 2019

Michigan Capitol BuildingSome Healthcare Funding Restored as Gov. Whitmer Signs Supplemental Budget

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed the supplemental budget Dec. 20, restoring vital hospital funding in fiscal year 2020, which began Oct. 1. The supplemental budget restores some of the 147 line items that the governor vetoed earlier …

Outpatient Payment Cut for Certain Clinic Visits to Remain in Effect for 2020

Despite the recently announced intention of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to reprocess and pay claims for certain 2019 outpatient clinic visits at the full outpatient prospective payment system rate, those payments …

Linking Quality to Strategy and OperationsWorkshop Explores Role of Governing Boards in Safety Accountability

Governing boards for healthcare organizations have unique responsibilities for ensuring quality within their facilities. The healthcare trustee workshop Linking Quality to Strategy and Operations will provide insights into those responsibilities and ... 

Cover of Healthcare Leadership Academy BrochureHealthcare Academy Offers Leadership Development in March and April

An upcoming leadership development opportunity is designed to help physicians, clinicians and other healthcare professionals stay abreast of the dramatic changes in their roles and responsibilities. A host of evolving factors require healthcare providers to learn …

The Keckley Report

Paul KeckleyDebate on Surprise Medical Billing Surfaces Unflattering Secrets of the System
“Legislation addressing surprise medical billing is progressing. But in the process, three unflattering secrets have surfaced that are problematic to the system’s business as usual.”

Paul Keckley, Dec. 16, 2019

News to Know

Upcoming events and important healthcare news:

  • The MHA Legislative Policy Panel will meet from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, at the MHA Capitol Advocacy Center, Lansing.
  • The Great Lakes Partners for Patients Hospital Improvement Innovation Network will present the third webinar in its series Advancing the Work of Diversity, Inclusion and Cultural Competence to Achieve Health Equity from 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9.
  • The MHA Monday Report will not be published Dec. 30 and Jan. 6 in honor of the Christmas and New Year holidays.


  • MHA Monday Report Dec. 23, 2019

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