MHA Monday Report April 10, 2017

Posted on April 10, 2017

First Goal Achievers Announced for 2017 Health PAC Campaign

The 2017 MHA Health Political Action Committee (Health PAC) fundraising campaign among member hospitals began Feb. 27, working toward the association’s statewide goal of raising $385,000. ... Read more

Register for April 20 Michigan Healthcare Human Resources Conference

Human resources professionals are encouraged to register now to attend the 2017 Michigan Healthcare Human Resources Conference, which will be held April 20 at the James B. Henry Center for Executive Development in Lansing. ... Read more

Nominations Due April 21 for MHA Healthcare Leadership Award

Each year, the MHA honors those who have demonstrated outstanding healthcare leadership within individual facilities and in their communities with its Healthcare Leadership Award). To nominate an exceptional ... Read more

MHA Requests Enforcement Delay for WPS Local Coverage Determination

Effective Feb. 16, 2017, Wisconsin Physician Services (WPS), the Medicare Administrative Contractor for most Michigan hospitals, implemented new coverage criteria through a revised local coverage determination ... Read more

Healthy Michigan Plan Co-payments Increase for Some Beneficiaries

The Medical Services Administration recently released a final policy to comply with a state legislative requirement. The final policy outlines increases to Healthy Michigan Plan co-payments for individuals with income greater ... Read more

Medicaid Pharmacy-related Changes Take Effect

The Medical Services Administration recently released a concurrent proposed and final policy outlining changes to pharmacy claim reimbursement and announcing Medicaid coverage of medication therapy management services. ... Read more

Pyxis Machine Modernization Law Enacted

A new law took effect last week to modernize an outdated statute regarding automated devices. Public Act (PA) 528 of 2016 allows hospital satellite locations to receive a controlled substance license from the ... Read more

Enforcement of Reporting Requirements Delayed under Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule

Due to concerns expressed by affected healthcare organizations, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that the agency will exercise enforcement discretion until May 30 for the new data reporting ... Read more

Root Cause Analysis Workshop Available to MHA Keystone Center PSO Members

Registration is now open for the MHA Patient Safety Organization (PSO) Root Cause Analysis and Action (RCA²) Workshop, taking place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 20 at the VisTaTech Center in Livonia. ... Read more

Web Resources Available for Transition to Medicare Beneficiary Identifier

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently updated its webpage to assist healthcare providers in preparing for the Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI), which will replace the Health Insurance ... Read more

The Keckley Report

“The value proposition for medical education needs attention. For the nation’s 147 academic medical centers and 400 teaching hospitals, the path forward is dicey. … Read more

News to Know

Upcoming events and important healthcare news ... Read more


  • MHA Monday Report April 10, 2017

Tags: Pyxis, Medicare, MAPS, Medicaid, pharmacy, Healthy Michigan Plan, Health PAC, Healthcare Leadership Award, Appriss, goal, Human Resources Conferance, WPS local coverage determination, sleep labs, Joint Commission, laboratory fee schedule, RCA2, MBI, HICN, Board meeting

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