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... Read More
Member News | May 04
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. Read More
Member News | May 04
Catch up with colleagues and make new connections at the 2017 MHA Annual Membership Meeting, taking place June 28 through 30 at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island. Read More
Member News | May 04
The MHA is evaluating its current committees, councils and task forces and is assessing organizational needs for the upcoming program year. As part of this process, the association is accepting nominations for positions on these groups. Read More
Member News | May 03
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 boos... Read More
Monday Report | May 01
Nearly 228,000 in Hospitals Alone LANSING, Mich. — A new report from the Partnership for Michigan’s Health shows that healthcare directly employed more than 588,000 Michigan residents in 2015, making healthcare the largest private-sector employer in the state. The 2017 edition of The Economic Impact... Read More
News Releases | April 26
Legislature Begins Work on 2018 State Healthcare Budget Last week, preliminary work began on the state's healthcare budget for fiscal year 2018 when both the House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittees on Health and Human Services reported the initial versions of the budget to … Read more Proposed... Read More
Monday Report | April 24
MHA Board of Trustees Meets The MHA Board of Trustees met April 6 to address a number of public policy and operational matters. Of particular note, the association has been engaged in a yearlong process to determine the future relationship between the MHA and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan ..... Read More
Monday Report | April 17
This April 10, 2017, article in The Mining Journal highlights MHA CEO Brian Peters' discussion with more than 100 Upper Peninsula hospital administrators and trustees during a health care forum held in Marquette. Peters discussed the MHA's efforts to improve patient safety and quality and al... Read More
MHA In The News | April 11
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 Mich... Read More
Monday Report | April 10
“If patient engagement were a drug, it would be the blockbuster drug of the century and malpractice not to use it.”  These are the words of Leonard Kish, an information technology strategy consultant, when discussing effective engagement of patients as the standard of care in his... Read More
Michigan hospitals and the Michigan Health and Hospital Association (MHA) are advocating to protect access to high-quality care throughout the state as federal lawmakers consider the repeal and replace of the Affordable Care Act, which has the potential to threaten access to care and healthcare cove... Read More
MHA In The News | April 03
Governor Signs Bill to Resolve Telehealth and Clinical Nurse Specialist Issues Last week, Gov. Rick Snyder signed Senate Bill (SB) 213, which resolves an unintended consequence of a telehealth bill that was passed during the last legislative session. Without the change, mental health providers ..... Read More
Monday Report | April 03
On March 27, the MHA Keystone Center hosted a care team from Sheba Medical Center in Tel Hashomer, Israel, who travelled to the U.S. to learn about the experiences and successes in Michigan hospitals as part of the MHA Keystone Center’s efforts to improve safety culture and reduce hospital-acq... Read More
U.S. House of Representatives Pulls Bill Repealing and Replacing ACA Late last week, the U.S. House of Representatives cancelled a scheduled vote on the American Health Care Act (AHCA) after it became clear there were not enough “yes” votes to pass the bill. ... Read more State Rep... Read More
Monday Report | March 27
March 24, 2017: For Immediate Release Attributed to MHA CEO Brian Peters Today, the U.S. House of Representatives cancelled a scheduled vote on the American Health Care Act (AHCA), a bill that could have a severe and negative impact on Michigan residents, our communities and our hospitals and ... Read More
Michigan healthcare leaders launched the I Vaccinate campaign today to protect children, families and communities from vaccine-preventable diseases. The campaign, supported by the MHA, aims to boost childhood immunization rates in the state by giving parents access to science-based facts about th... Read More
News Releases | March 20
MHA Testifies on Importance of Healthy Michigan Plan The MHA testified before the House Health Policy Committee last week about the importance of the Healthy Michigan Plan in protecting access to affordable, high-quality care for all Michigan residents. ... Read more House Committee Approves F... Read More
Monday Report | March 20
The American Hospital Association (AHA) is launching a television ad urging Congress to protect health coverage for the most vulnerable as it considers legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The 30-second ad will being airing this weekend (March 17) on national cable and in... Read More
March 13, 2017: For Immediate Release Attributed to MHA CEO Brian Peters Today, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its scoring of the recently introduced American Health Care Act (AHCA), which will repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, or “Obamacare.” ... Read More
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