MHA Monday Report Jan. 13, 2020

Posted on January 13, 2020

Gabe Schneider (left), director, government relations, and Cheryl Wieber (right), MHA, executive director, heart & vascular service line, Munson Healthcare, testify in opposition to Senate Bill 675. Hospital Leaders Testify Before Senate on Certificate of Need Reform

Hospital members testified Jan. 8 before the Senate Health Policy and Human Services Committee, chaired by Sen. Curt VanderWall (R-Ludington), on bills that would make major changes to the Certificate of Need (CON) program in…

Medicaid Work Requirements: What Hospitals Need to Know to Help Patients Comply

Healthy Michigan PlanMedicaid beneficiaries in Michigan must comply with new work requirements as of Jan. 1, 2020. Member hospitals who assist beneficiaries with their coverage should be aware of the following requirements and resources. Beneficiaries who are between …

Recording, Materials Available from Proposed Pharmacy Carve-out Policy Webinar

The MHA hosted a webinar Jan. 9 about a proposed policy from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) that could have a significant impact on current and future use of the 340B prescription drug program …

Karin Gyger, chief of staff and legislative director, Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services, and Chad Arnold, director, Office of Policy, Research and Communications, presenting on the implementation of the new auto no-fault laws. Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services Addresses Legislative Policy Panel

The MHA Legislative Policy Panel convened Jan. 8 and developed recommendations for the MHA Board of Trustees on legislative initiatives impacting Michigan hospitals. The meeting was highlighted by a presentation from Chad Arnold ….

Webinars Offered on Medicare Topics: Outpatient Final Rule, Occupational Mix Survey

Two webinars on topics related to Medicare are being offered Jan. 22, and the MHA encourages hospital staff to participate in both. From 10 to 11:30 a.m., the MHA will host a webinar with Comprehensive Reimbursement …

Attend Breakthrough to Learn Strategies for Confronting Rural Healthcare Challenges

BreakthroughLeaders in small and rural hospitals are well aware they face issues that differ from those encountered by executives in urban healthcare facilities. MHA Breakthrough, Feb. 27 and 28 at the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa, will …

MHA Ludwig Community Benefit Award Nominations Being Accepted Through Feb. 14

Michigan hospitals are vital parts of their communities and provide services that go beyond the care provided within their walls. To celebrate the best of the community benefits programs hospitals provide, the MHA is accepting nominations …

MHA CEO Brian PetersCEO Report – Importance of Rural Health

In his latest CEO Report, MHA CEO Brian Peters focuses on the importance of rural hospitals in Michigan and the evolution of new business models to successfully deliver care across the state.

Breakthrough Sponsorship Closes Soon – Act Now!

Jan. 17 is the deadline to submit an intent to sponsor form for MHA Breakthrough, which will be held Feb. 27 and 28 at the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa near Traverse City. Breakthrough’s format is unique, allowing organizations to make …

Data Reporting for Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule Delayed One Year

In accordance with recent legislation, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has delayed data reporting for clinical diagnostic laboratory tests that are not advanced diagnostic laboratory tests for one year. Applicable laboratories, including …

The Keckley Report

Paul KeckleyFor Community Hospitals, 2020 is a Make or Break Year
“A new study published last week is likely to compound matters facing U.S. hospitals. It adds to a growing list of issues facing hospitals this year.”

Paul Keckley, Jan. 6, 2020

News to Know

Upcoming events and important healthcare news for the week of Jan. 13:

  • The MHA Council on Behavioral Health Integration will meet from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at MHA headquarters, Okemos.
  • The MHA Workplace Safety Advancing Your Workplace Violence Prevention Webinar will take place from 11 a.m. to noon Thursday.
  • Applications will be accepted only during the first week of February for the current application period of the Michigan State Loan Repayment Program (MSLRP).

MHA in the News

Read recent coverage about the MHA, including articles from Bridge Magazine about Certificate of Need reform and the Lansing State Journal on the overall decline in opioid prescriptions issued after emergency room visits.


  • MHA Monday Report Jan. 13, 2020

Tags: behavioral health, Medicare, webinar, Healthy Michigan Plan, Ludwig Community Benefit Award, Breakthrough, sponsorship, CLFS, CEO Report, 340B, workplace safety, CON, MSLRP, LPP

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