The MHA Keystone Center presented the quarterly MHA Keystone Center Speak-up! Award Feb. 20 to Danielle Gebolys, RN, a nurse at Beaumont Hospital, Dearborn. Read More
The MHA Keystone Center hosted a safe table Feb. 21 in Livonia. Safe tables offer a legally protected environment for MHA Keystone Center Patient Safety Organization (PSO) members to discuss a variety of patient safety topics that hospitals are currently facing. Read More
As reported Jan. 11, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced the Bundled Payment for Care Initiative Advanced program, a voluntary Medicare fee-for-service 90-day episode payment model. Key dates for interested providers to consider have now been released. Read More
Issues in Healthcare | February 23
Recent numbers released by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists show that the efforts of the Michigan Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health (MI AIM) have decreased the rate of severe maternal morbidity in Michigan by 10.5 percent since 2015. Read More
Medicare Advantage (MA) enrollment in Michigan totaled approximately 812,000 in January, an increase of 85,000 beneficiaries since October. Read More
Member News | February 22
Lt. Gov. Brian Calley sent a letter to all health systems and hospitals in Michigan Feb. 22 urging them to integrate their existing electronic health records (EHR) with the Michigan Automated Prescription System (MAPS) as part of the fight against opioid misuse. Read More
Issues in Healthcare | February 22
In a Feb. 18, 2018, article in MiBiz, reporter Mark Sanchez spoke to Sam Watson, senior vice president for patient safety and quality at the MHA and executive director of the MHA Keystone Center, about the newly launched VerifyMICare website. Read More
MHA In The News | February 20
Weekly news and updates from the MHA.  Read More
Monday Report | February 19
Upcoming events and important healthcare news for the week of Feb. 19.  Read More
Member News | February 17
The MHA Health Foundation is offering two educational webinars in early March. One addresses the need for healthcare providers to learn and understand new Medicare and Medicaid Conditions of Participation requirements for home healthcare agencies. Read More
Member News | February 16
On Feb. 14, the House Health Policy Committee, chaired by Rep. Hank Vaupel (R-Handy Twp.) reported out House Bill (HB) 5439, which requires the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) to create an inpatient psychiatric bed registry. Read More
Issues in Healthcare | February 15
The MHA Board of Trustees held its first meeting of the 2018 calendar year Feb. 14 and focused much of its attention on the legislative and regulatory arenas, which could significantly impact the health of communities across Michigan. Read More
Member News | February 15
In a Feb. 13, 2018, interview on Michigan Radio's Stateside program, Sam Watson, senior vice president, Patient Safety & Quality, discusses hospitals' concerns with a package of bills that would institute mandatory nurse-staffing ratios. Read More
In this Feb. 11, 2018, article, Crain's Detroit Business reporter Jay Greene takes a look at how a rule from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services that effected funding available through the federal 340B Drug Discount Program is impacting Michigan hospitals.  Read More
Weekly news and updates from the MHA. Read More
Monday Report | February 12
Upcoming events and important healthcare news for the week of Feb. 12. Read More
Member News | February 10
The latest episode of the MiCare Champion Cast covers vaccinations and raises awareness about serious vaccine-preventable illnesses in Michigan, including the flu and hepatitis A. Read More
Issues in Healthcare | February 09
Myers and Stauffer LC, Michigan’s contractor for the federally mandated Medicaid disproportionate share hospital (DSH) audits, will distribute information requests to hospitals in the next few weeks for the fiscal year (FY) 2015 DSH audits.  Read More
Member News | February 08
The MDHHS recently provided the MHA with information related to current Medicaid provider enrollment requirements. In short, to comply with federal screening requirements, all providers who serve Michigan Medicaid beneficiaries are required to be enrolled in the Michigan Medicaid program effect... Read More
Member News | February 08
Gov. Rick Snyder presented his executive budget recommendation to the Legislature Feb. 7, encompassing fiscal year (FY) 2019. The budget recommendation protects key hospital and health system priorities related to access and education.  Read More
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