Applications for the 2017-2018 MHA Excellence in Governance Fellowship are due June 16. This highly collaborative, comprehensive, governance leadership program is specifically designed for governing board members of Michigan hospitals and health systems.
The deadline for submitting nominations to serve on MHA committees, council and task forces for the 2017-2018 program year has been extended to June 16.
Upcoming events and important healthcare news for the week of June 5.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced its outreach campaign to help providers prepare for the new Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI) which will replace the Social Security-based Health Insurance Claim Number (HICN) on Medicare cards.
Hospitals paid under the Medicare prospective payment system are required to complete and submit the 2016 occupational mix survey to their Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) by July 3.
The MHA coordinated a webinar May 22 with the Missouri Hospital Association, The Joint Commission and hospital representatives from the six states that joined recent efforts to reduce the impact of the local coverage determination (LCD 36839) implemented Feb. 16 by Wisconsin Physicians Services (WPS...
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule May 12 to delay the effective date for the Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) mandatory episode payment models (EPMs) and the cardiac rehabilitation incentive payment model from Oct. 1, 2017, to Jan. 1, 2018.
Upcoming events and important healthcare news for the week of May 22.
More than 20 hospital trustees and CEOs participated in the MHA Trustee Advocacy Day May 17. The event was designed to help members of hospital and healthcare organization governing boards learn more about the legislative process and strengthen relationships with Michigan lawmakers.
Governing boards must respond to a rapidly evolving environment and be confident in their ability to foster new delivery models. The MHA Excellence in Governance Fellowship is the most comprehensive program board members can undertake to be a strategic leader.
Leaders of MHA-member organizations will not want to miss the MHA Annual Membership Meeting. Registration is due no later than May 26 for the annual meeting.
Wisconsin Physician Services (WPS), the Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) for most Michigan hospitals, recently released an update to its local coverage determination (LCD) that took effect Feb. 16 for polysomnography and other sleep studies (L36839).
Upcoming events and important healthcare news for the week of May 15.
As part of the May 7-10 American Hospital Association (AHA) Annual Membership Meeting, MHA members went to Capitol Hill to continue advocacy on the repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released a proposed rule to update the Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) prospective payment system (PPS) for skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) for fiscal year (FY) 2018. Highlights of the proposed rule include:
In a recently proposed rule for fiscal year (FY) 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recommended updates to the Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) prospective payment system (PPS) for inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs). Highlights of the proposed rule include:
Here are key upcoming events for the week of May 8:
The U.S. House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act (AHCA) by a 217-213 vote May 4. The AHCA would repeal and replace the existing ACA and threatens coverage and access to care for millions of people across the nation.
Recently, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services finalized changes to regulations on the confidentiality of alcohol and drug abuse patient records (42 CFR Part 2) to facilitate health integration and information exchange among healthcare organizations while continuing to protect the privac...
As part of the proposed rule to update the inpatient prospective payment system for fiscal year (FY) 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed changes for the Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) inpatient psychiatric facility (IPF) quality reporting (QR) program.