MHA Monday Report May 1, 2017

Posted on May 01, 2017

A Special Message from MHA CEO Brian Peters on How Michigan Hospitals Continue to Boost the State’s Economy

The Partnership for Michigan’s Health released the 2017 edition of The Economic Impact of Healthcare in Michigan report last week, which shows Michigan hospitals continue to significantly boost our state’s economy. You can see the ... Read more

Updated American Health Care Act Threatens Consumer Protections

Last week, congressional Republicans proposed an amendment to the American Health Care Act (AHCA), designed to repeal and replace the existing Affordable Care Act (ACA or, “Obamacare”). The amendment takes into account more input from the Freedom ... Read more

Health Budgets Support Key Healthcare Priorities, but Threaten DSH Funds

Last week, both the state House and Senate appropriations committees reported separate versions of the fiscal year (FY) 2018 Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) budget to their respective full chambers. Both versions mirror ... Read more

CMS Finalizes Policies to Stabilize Health Insurance Marketplaces

Last month, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released a final rule designed to help stabilize the Health Insurance Marketplaces. The rule finalizes changes related to special enrollment periods, guaranteed issue, actuarial value, network ... Read more

Applications Due June 16 for 2017-18 MHA Excellence in Governance Fellowship

One of the greatest responsibilities of board members is to think strategically about the considerable issues facing hospitals and the needs of their communities. The MHA Excellence in Governance Fellowship helps trustees constantly learn by ... Read more

CMS Releases FY 2018 LTCH PPS Medicare Fee-for-Service Proposed Rule

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released its proposed rule to update the Medicare fee-for-service long-term acute-care hospital (LTCH) prospective payment system (PPS) for fiscal year (FY) 2018. FY 2018 will be ... Read more

BCBSM Utilization Management System Changes Planned

Last month, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM) announced they are moving from the prenotification system to e-referral for all BCBSM products, starting July 31, 2017. The current process of prenotification for services requiring ... Read more

Changes at the Beneficiary and Family Centered Care Quality Improvement Organization

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is changing the medical records selection process for patient status reviews for short stay inpatient hospital claims. Beginning in April 2017, Beneficiary and Family Centered Care Quality ... Read more

The Keckley Report

“The private health insurance industry is complicated, controversial and misunderstood. And with health costs going up and coverage shifting from private employers to individuals, Medicare and Medicaid, it might be time to reset the national ... Read more

News to Know

Upcoming events and important healthcare news ... Read more


  • MHA Monday Report May 1, 2017

Tags: AHCA, ACA repeal and replace, Brian Peters, CMS, LTCH, Economic Impact Report, 2018 State Healthcare Budget, DSH, open enrollment, Excellence in Governance Fellowship, BCBSM, prenotification system, BFCC-QIO, KEPRO

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