Upcoming events and important healthcare news for the week of Dec. 16.
A recent lawsuit by the American Hospital Association and several hospitals against the Department of Health and Human Services successfully challenged outpatient clinic payment cuts implemented by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
The MHA is hosting a series of webinars highlighting the cutting-edge and cost-effective solutions available to Michigan hospitals through its Endorsed Business Partner (EBP) program. The program launched last year to assist hospitals as they work to avoid unnecessary costs, recover revenue, reduce ...
On Dec. 10, the state Legislature approved a supplemental budget that restores vital hospital funding in fiscal year (FY) 2020, which began Oct. 1.
Breakthrough will be held at the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa near Traverse City Feb. 27 and 28. Registration is currently available, and sponsorship is being accepted.
Sponsorships and advertising continue to be accepted for Breakthrough, an experience that inspires and mobilizes organizations to pursue real change.
The Michigan Health & Hospital Association is pleased that policymakers have reached an agreement that restores vital hospital funding in the fiscal year 2020 budget.
Upcoming events and important healthcare news for the week of Dec. 9
On Dec. 4, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Director Robert Gordon announced the department’s new approach for strengthening Michigan’s behavioral health system.
Hospital leaders testified Dec. 5 before the Senate Health Policy and Human Services Committee, chaired by Sen. Curt VanderWall (R-Ludington), on bills that would make major changes to the Certificate of Need (CON) program in Michigan.
Following a months-long budget stalemate, the state Legislature has moved forward with a supplemental budget that restores vital hospital funding in fiscal year (FY) 2020, which began Oct. 1.
Michigan hospitals and the Great Lakes Partners for Patients (GLPP) Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN) are working to combat sepsis. Driving Change is a monthly feature that highlights this work and provides resources to guide improvement.
There has been a proliferation of efforts to measure how various hospitals and doctors perform and no one has found the task easy. What processes should be measured? What kinds of changes improve performance?
On Dec. 4, the American Hospital Association and three other national organizations representing hospitals and health systems filed a lawsuit against the federal government, challenging the Nov. 15 final rule that requires hospitals to disclose their payer-specific negotiated payment rates.
Effective June 8, 2019, Livanta became the new Medicare Beneficiary and Family Centered Care Quality Improvement Organization (BFCC-QIO) for Michigan. Across the country, Livanta provides Medicare case review services for Medicare beneficiaries throughout 27 states and territories.
Every year, half of all Americans over the age of 18 will develop a musculoskeletal injury that will persist for more than three months. Due to the persistence of pain in the afflicted areas, providers are frequently faced with a choice on whether to prescribe opioids for pain management.
Renée Smiddy, MSBA, director of research and performance measurement, Michigan Health & Hospital Association Service Corporation, discusses the MHA Keystone Center’s data strategy for 2020.
Upcoming events and important healthcare news for the week of Nov. 25.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services unveiled two major transparency policies for hospitals and insurers Nov. 15.
As the Michigan Health & Hospital Association (MHA) celebrates its 100th anniversary, it is a milestone that feels familiar to everyone at the historic Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island.