MHA Monday Report Aug. 17, 2020

Posted on August 17, 2020

Combating the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19): Week of Aug. 10

The MHA continues to keep members apprised of developments affecting Michigan hospitals during the pandemic through email updates and the MHA Coronavirus webpage. ...

Governor Vetoes Healthcare Liability Protection Bill

On Aug. 10, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer vetoed legislation that would limit legal liability for healthcare facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic, protecting facilities from certain lawsuits related to the pandemic response. Under Senate Bill 899, health facilities would ...

New Payment Model for Rural Healthcare Announced, Webinar to Answer Questions

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services recently announced the Community Health Access and Rural Transformation Model, a new payment model for rural communities, in response to an Aug. 3 executive order issued by ...

Proposed Rule for 2021 Physician Fee Schedule Payments Released

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services recently released a proposed rule for the Medicare fee-for-service physician fee schedule (PFS) payments, effective Jan. 1, 2021. The proposed rule would update the PFS rates and implement year five of the quality ...

Rural Telehealth Program Implementation to be Examined in MHA Webinar

Telehealth improves not only access to care, but health outcomes by removing barriers of time and distance. COVID-19 has transformed telehealth from a desirable program to an essential element of care delivery. Although the implementation of telehealth can be ...

Black Breastfeeding Week, National Breastfeeding Month Underscore Health Inequities

The United States Breastfeeding Committee officially designates August as National Breastfeeding Month to identify and implement policy and systems changes needed to ensure that every family who chooses to breastfeed has the support and resources ...

University Offers Scholarship for Those with Jobs Affected by COVID-19

Davenport University recently announced a new scholarship to support employees who have been laid off, furloughed or unemployed due to COVID-19. Scholarship funds are available for Davenport University’s fall semester beginning Sept. 8 ...

The Keckley Report

Primary Care Gatekeeping Plus Capitation: Is it the Right Combination?

“Primary care gatekeeping featuring whole-person care in tandem with capitated payments by health insurers and large employers is gaining momentum.  It’s also gaining traction in states that offer Medicaid managed care plans and in Medicare Advantage plans that now serve 27 million seniors. … It’s understandable: chronic diseases account for 75% of health spending in the U.S. system and a third of these can be mitigated through aggressive primary care gatekeeping."

Paul Keckley, Aug. 10, 2020


  • MHA Monday Report Aug. 17, 2020

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