MHA Monday Report Aug. 21, 2017

Posted on August 21, 2017

Deadlines for CMS Data Revisions, Geographic Reclassifications Coming in September

There are several key deadlines coming in the month of September for hospitals to revise wage index data, change occupational mix survey data, apply for Medicare geographic reclassifications or revise Worksheet S-10 data. Hospitals have until Sept. 1 … Read more

CMS Proposes Changes to Medicare Bundled Payment Models

On Aug. 15, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a proposed rule that would cancel the cardiac and surgical hip and femur fracture treatment episode payment and cardiac rehabilitation incentive payment models … Read more

 MHA CEO Brian Peters; Speak-up Award winner, Jennifer Ludwig, RN, Sparrow Hospital; MHA Keystone Center Senior Vice President Sam Watson and Sparrow Hospital president & CEO Mark Brett at the ceremony recognizing Ludwig. MHA Keystone Center Presents Speak-up! Award at Sparrow Hospital

The Michigan Health & Hospital Association (MHA) Keystone Center presented the quarterly MHA Keystone Center Speak-up! Award yesterday to Jennifer Ludwig, RN, a nurse at Sparrow Hospital, Lansing. Ludwig is the first recipient of the award at Sparrow Hospital … Read more

MHA Trustee Orientation Outlines Future Priorities and Effective Board Practices

During the 2017 American Hospital Association’s Annual Leadership Summit, one of the key messages from leaders and faculty was about how to use current disruption to solve challenges and shape the future. Leaders must embrace collaboration and transparency … Read more

MHA Webinar Reviews Recommendations for Dealing with Difficult Conversations

Difficult conversations are unavoidable, often happening daily in a healthcare setting. A key error people make during difficult conversations with patients is thinking that the conversation is all about information. In reality, a critical part … Read more

The Keckley Report

Re-thinking Employer Health Benefits
Paul Keckley“The majority of employers plan to provide health benefits for their employees for the next few years despite forecasts of higher costs and uncertainty about what parts of the Affordable Care Act will remain intact. But there’s more to the story.

“While the pundits and politicians have been ruminating about the instability of the individual market and the double-digit premium increases its 11 million enrollees will face in the marketplaces, employers have been pouring over ways to reduce costs for the 159 million they cover.”
Paul Keckley, Aug. 14, 2017

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  • MHA Monday Report Aug. 21, 2017

Tags: MHA Keystone Center, Michigan Harvest Gathering, webinar, bundled payment, proposed rule, CMS, Trustee Orientation, MSA, patient safety Speak Up! Award

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